Protesters March for 3rd Straight Night in NYC

first_imgChants of “No justice, no peace,” “Black lives matter,” and “I can’t breathe” have rang across Manhattan for three straight nights.Protests on Thursday featured the largest number of arrests as demonstrators shut down major roadways, including Broadway, Canal Street and the West Side Highway. Also on Friday, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that he will impanel a grand jury to look into the fatal police shooting of Akai Gurley, who was shot and killed by a rookie NYPD officer in a dark stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project on Nov. 20. “There is no timetable for the grand jury to be impaneled or for its determination to be reached,” Thompson said in a statement. “I pledge to conduct a full and fair investigation and to give the grand jury all of the information necessary to do its job. That information is still being gathered.” Protesters also reportedly marched through Grand Central Terminal. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Protesters for a third straight night took to the streets of New York City, chanting and staging so-called “die ins” at popular department stores and Grand Central Terminal as they demanded justice for the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner. Similar protests broke out in other cities across America, including Boston, Miami and Washington D.C. Demonstrators began taking to the streets Wednesday following a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in Garner’s chokehold death. There have reportedly been more than 300 arrests since the non-indictment protests began, though the demonstrations have been largely peaceful. On Friday, demonstrators staged a “die-in” at the Macy’s department store in Herald Square and the popular Apple store on 5th Avenue. last_img

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