Eric Garner

Eric Garner Protesters Shut Down West Side Highway

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Following a Staten Island grand jury's decision to not indict the NYPD officer who used a banned chokehold on Eric Garner, who's death was ruled a homicide by the city coroner, protesters vented their frustrations at police from behind barricades in the vicinity of 6th Avenue and 47th Street in Manhattan.

A short while later, hundreds of them descended on Manhattan's West Side Highway, staging a die-in at 59th Street, before marching uptown along the highway. Though not everyone was pleased to be stranded on the highway, a number of drivers stepped out of their cars in soldiarity with the demonstrators and honked their horns in approval of the civil disobedience.

Reason TV covered the protests as they began yesterday afternoon in Grand Central Station and throughout the night. For more of Reason.com's coverage of the Eric Garner case, go here

About 2 minutes, 50 seconds. 

Produced by Anthony L. Fisher.

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