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USA: Watch Eric Garner protesters try to SHUT DOWN DC01:18

USA: Watch Eric Garner protesters try to SHUT DOWN DC

United States, Washington, DC
December 5, 2014 at 03:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Approximately 200 people marched through the streets of Washington, DC Thursday evening to voice their displeasure with a grand jury ruling not to indict New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 17 death of African-American Eric Garner.

During the march, protesters passed by the Department of Justice, the White House, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, and City Hall. Protesters also blocked traffic on the I-395 and I-295 highways and attempted to shut down two Hyatt hotels located on H street and near Union Station.

Eric Garner died July 17 after Pantaleo put him in a chokehold as multiple NYPD officers tried to detain him on charges of selling loose cigarettes. Garner was unarmed at the time of his death.

The Washington, DC protest comes a little more than a week after a grand jury in Missouri decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.

USA: Watch Eric Garner protesters try to SHUT DOWN DC01:18
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Approximately 200 people marched through the streets of Washington, DC Thursday evening to voice their displeasure with a grand jury ruling not to indict New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 17 death of African-American Eric Garner.

During the march, protesters passed by the Department of Justice, the White House, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, and City Hall. Protesters also blocked traffic on the I-395 and I-295 highways and attempted to shut down two Hyatt hotels located on H street and near Union Station.

Eric Garner died July 17 after Pantaleo put him in a chokehold as multiple NYPD officers tried to detain him on charges of selling loose cigarettes. Garner was unarmed at the time of his death.

The Washington, DC protest comes a little more than a week after a grand jury in Missouri decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.