NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future have taken to New York City streets to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.

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The noontime rally and march Saturday in Staten Island is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and relatives of Eric Garner, who died last month.

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The marchers walked behind a banner that says, “We Will Not Go Back, March for Justice.”

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Police estimate the crowd at 2,500 people and growing as busloads of marchers arrive. A police official credits march organizers with helping to keep things orderly.

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Sharpton had earlier warned demonstrators to go home if they could not remain nonviolent.

(Photos: AP/ Instagram)

3 thoughts on “Thousands Turn Out for Rally Over Chokehold Death [PHOTOS]

  1. VBucGreen on said:

    Since President Obama has been in office, all of the RACISTS HAVE SHOWN THEIR TRUE COLOR. Also, if BLACK POLICE OFFICERS executed white youth and men as WHITE OFFICERs do our sons and husbands, their would be hell to PAY. Sorrettoe, you are a sorry excuse to be a human being, but you’re not human.

    • Timekeeper on said:

      Hey VBuc.

      You are absolutely correct. White supremasist groups pay people like him to troll these sites for their bigoted purpose. Dont even bother to respond to him, people like that arent worth it.
      Have a blessed day!

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