New Yorkers chanted “fuck pigs” as they took to the streets Monday night to protest the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died in police custody in New York July 17, 2014.
Protesters walked the streets of Staten Island to commemorate the third year anniversary of Garner’s death. They marched the streets chanting Garner’s name with one protester calling out “no more comrades in jail!”
Protesters also shouted “fuck pigs” repeatedly. “No more choke-hold murders,” a protester chanted. Police officers trailed behind the protesters, presumably to make sure the march remained safe.
“Fuck these racist police, no justice no peace!” protesters yelled as the march continued.
Police officers tried to move the protesters from the streets to the sidewalks, warning protesters that they would be arrested should they fail to do so. The New York Police Department told The Daily Caller News Foundation that no arrests were made.
Garner died after being arrested by New York Police Department officers for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes in 2014. An officer put Garner in a choke-hold on the ground, prompting Garner to say “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.” Garner died on the way to the hospital from a heart attack.
‘F**k Pigs!’:New Yorkers Take To The Streets Three Years After Eric Garner’s Death