11 powerful images of protest after the Eric Garner decision

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Saturday 06 December 2014 11:00

Thousands of people in New York and other American cities have taken to the streets to protest following the announcement that a New York grand jury will not indict the white police officer who killed Eric Garner using an outlawed chokehold in July.

Tensions were already running high in America over the issues of race relations after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, ruled they would not charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen.

Here, after the third night of protests following the decision about Garner, are 11 powerful images of dissent from New York.

Protesters outside Macy's department store
Demonstrators storm Macy's
Demonstrators inside Macy's

Protesters stage a Die In at the Apple Store on New York's fifth avenue

Demonstrators stage a 'die-in' next to a lipstick display inside the iconic Macy's department store
Demonstrators in New York's Grand Central station

Protesters stage a 'die-in' in New York's Grand Central station

Four prominent New York rabbis were also among those arrested while protesting against on Thursday evening. The Huffington Post reports they had been on the streets saying the mourning prayer for Mr Garner.
People march toward the West Side Highway during a protest December 4, 2014 in New York
Demonstrators block police on the street in New York

Protesters hold up their hands before police blocking traffic on the West Side Highway in New York

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