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'Hands up' protests take over New York

December 05, 2014 10:03 IST
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New York city came almost to a standstill for a second day after protesters continued their agitation against the New York Police Department in the Eric Garner choking case.

The grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man has angered the masses, who continued to remain on streets across the nation. 

Thousands of protesters, chanting ‘hands up, don't shoot,’ and ‘shut the whole system down,’ marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, shut down parts of the West Side Highway, and blocked traffic in demonstrations all over Manhattan.

 

The protests occurred in several spots in New York City, with crowds at times blocking traffic on the West Side Highway, lying down in an intersection outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and converging outside the terminal to the Staten Island Ferry in southern Manhattan.

 

Police arrested at least 28 people during protests in New York as of Thursday night, law enforcement sources said.

 

Photographs: Paresh Gandhi and Reuters

READ: Black lives matter protests erupt in New York 

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