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(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) — Dentist Walter Palmer returned to work Tuesday morning after a six-week absence that followed global criticism for killing a beloved lion.

Palmer returned to his dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota, with a police escort at around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

A few protesters gathered outside his office and yelled “Extradite Palmer,” saying he should face punishment in Zimbabwe.

The dentist was named in late July as the hunter who killed Cecil during a hunt. Palmer has said he did not know he was killing a beloved animal when he followed his hunting party guide, and he believed he acted legally.

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