Protests gripped New York City for the second straight week following another grand jury decision not to indict a white officer for killing an unarmed black male, in this case Eric Garner in Staten Island. At least 78 arrests were made in the city as protesters marched through Manhattan throughout the night. Peaceful afternoon protests in the city turned furious. In Times Square, about 300 protesters peacefully congregated to criticize the grand jury’s decision, as dozens of uniformed New York City police officers looked on. Protesters chanted: “I can’t breathe!”; “No justice, no peace!”; ”How do you spell racism? NYPD!”; “This is resistance!” At about midnight, 1,000 protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, with police allowing them to move in the roadway. The demonstrations continued into the wee hours of Thursday. Protesters also took to the streets in Atlanta, Oakland (California), and other cities.
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