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Author Name: Matt Johnston
New York City Protests Garner Decision
ReutersProtesters gather in Foley Square in lower Manhattan in New York City demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner December 4, 2014. For the second straight day, protesters are gathering in large numbers across New York City. On Wednesday, a grand jury announced its decision to not indict the white police officer who killed a black man in Staten Island. NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo held Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, in an apparent chokehold during an arrest in July. Garner was being arrested for allegedly selling illegal, untaxed cigarettes in the New York City borough. Garner died on scene while several officers crowded around to subdue him. On Wednesday protesters marched all over Midtown Manhattan. Reports say that protests are actually bigger than they were on Wednesday night, but peaceful.

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