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Eric Garner’s Daughter Lies In The Spot Where He Died As Protest

Eric Garner’s daughter Erica is leading the fight for justice in the NYPD chokehold murder of her father earlier this year and now a moving photo of her lying in the spot where he died is making its’ way around the internet.

via NBC New York

Erica Garner held a vigil and “die-in” on Staten Island Thursday in memory of her father, the 43-year-old who died while being taken into NYPD custody earlier this year.

After gathering on Bay Street in St. George for a vigil, protesters marched to the corner of Bay Street and Victory Boulevard in Tompkinsville where Garner died and lay down in the road.

Protesters were also gathering at Union Square Park in Manhattan for a march to Police Plaza.

Thursday marks the eighth consecutive day of protests in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was seen on widely watched amateur video wrapping his arm around Garner’s neck during the July 17 confrontation as the asthmatic father of six gasped, “I can’t breathe!” nearly a dozen times.

This photo is both powerful and sad at the same time. R.I.P. to Eric Garner. #ICantBreathe

CBS New York



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