Thousands March to Protest Eric Garner Chokehold Death by White NYPD Officer
Thousands March to Protest Eric Garner Chokehold Death by White NYPD Officer

Thousands marched on Saturday to protest Eric Garner’s chokehold death by a white NYPD officer, Daniel Pantaleo, as tensions eased in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white.

No charges have been filed against the officer, though the medical examiner ruled Eric Garner’s death was a homicide. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced that a grand jury will meet to consider bringing criminal charges against the officer next month.

Eric Garner died on July 17 after police tried to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes near a Staten Island park. A video posted online showed the officers had him in an illegal chokehold, even though he complained repeatedly of being unable to breath.

Here’s the reaction on Twitter: