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Photos: Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou

A rally took place in Austin, Minnesota, on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in response to the death of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast after a more than 24-hour standoff.

Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Dorothy Gales, fiance of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast, chants during a rally outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Antranette Smith, a cousin of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast, hugs Dorothy Gales, Fiafonou's fiance, as a rally takes place outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Family members sing as a rally takes place outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota, in response to the death of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast after a more than 24-hour standoff.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
A makeshift memorial is made on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, outside the Kwik Trip where 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
A rally takes place outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota, in response to the death of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast after a more than 24-hour standoff.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
David Kodzode, a cousin of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast, sings with other family members as a rally takes place outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Dorothy Gales, fiance of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast, leads a chant on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, outside the Kwik Trip where Fiafonou was killed in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Antranette Smith, a cousin of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast, takes part in a rally takes place outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Protesters blocking a street confront a driver outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center before the driver turned around during a rally on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota, in response to the death of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast after a more than 24-hour standoff.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Dorothy Gales, fiance of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast, chants during a rally outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Dorothy Gales, fiance of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast, leads a chant on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, outside the Kwik Trip where Fiafonou was killed in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
David Kodzode, a cousin of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast, sings with other family members as a rally takes place outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Protesters pray as a rally takes place outside the Mower County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in Austin, Minnesota, in response to the death of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast after a more than 24-hour standoff.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Dorothy Gales, fiance of 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou, who was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast, leads a chant on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, outside the Kwik Trip where Fiafonou was killed in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
A makeshift memorial is made on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, outside the Kwik Trip where 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin
Protesters Rally in Austin for Kokou Christopher Fiafonou
Protesters gather on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, outside the Kwik Trip where 38-year-old Kokou Christopher Fiafonou was killed on Dec. 23 by Austin Police officer Zachary Gast in Austin, Minnesota.
Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

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