On Wednesday afternoon (December 3), the grand jury’s verdict not to indict the police officer responsible for Eric Garner’s death set outrage amongst the community. That night, protesters marched in honor of Eric Garner in a peaceful/none violent protest.

Jade Raven

People of all races flooded the streets of New York starting at Union Square around 6 p.m. and marched north towards Times Square. By the time they got to Radio City Music Hall, barricades were set up in between the protesters and the NYPD. All the sidewalks going towards the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony had been blocked off, and it was impossible for them to move.

Protesters then continued to march and shut down the West Side Highway. Although this was a peaceful protest rallying for justice, there were some squabbles between the cops and protestors. Some protestors were arrested, but no one was harmed.

Instead, multiple protesters let their voices be heard by leading chants and carrying multiple signs reading: “Eric Garner,” I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter.”

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