Thousands of protesters took to the streets in New York and other cities on Thursday in a second day of demonstrations following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of unarmed black man, Eric Garner.
Police on the scene told NBC News that the Brooklyn-bound lanes were shut down in advance of the protest. Elsewhere, other protesters walked onto the West Side Highway for a second night in a row, shutting down traffic in both directions. The huge crowd was seen walking in front of and around cars stuck on the highway.
Large crowds also gathered in Foley Square near NYPD headquarters and City Hall and were heard some chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and “black lives matter.”
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