Outraged protesters have overtaken NYC streets warning of another Ferguson. Hundreds staged at the Staten Island shop where chokehold victim Eric Garner died.
Reacting to news of the grand jury’s decision, the unruly crowd started a call and response chant, yelling “Justice for who?” – “Eric Garner!”
“They should react in an uproar. Just like they failed Ferguson, they failed us,” seethed Heather Ewig, 46, who called Garner a friend and “a teddy bear in the community,” as the crowd started to build. A police officer stands over activists, demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner, as they stage a ‘die-in’ during rush hour at Grand Central Terminal. “You gotta be kidding me!” shouted Linder Hampton, 59, who was wearing a T-shirt with Garner’s last words, “This ends today” and “I can’t breathe.” “It can’t be. They didn’t indict him? Where’s the justice at? All I can do is pray for the people of Staten Island,” she said outside Bay Beauty Supply at 202 Bay St. h/t nyp
Outside the Staten Island courthouse where the jurors met, furious residents blasted the ruling.
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