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Eric Garner Protesters Have Taken Over A Macy's And H&M In New York

The demonstrators invaded the stores en masse, chanting slogans and waving placards.

Posted on December 7, 2014, at 8:52 p.m. ET

A large number of protesters, angry over a grand jury's decision from Wednesday night not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner, entered two major retail stores in Midtown Manhattan Sunday night.

STREAM LIVE: Protesters Now At Macy's In #HeraldSquare -#NYC #EricGarner #Ferguson - http://t.co/RVPJ0x5lrH

Breaking911@Breaking911Follow

STREAM LIVE: Protesters Now At Macy's In #HeraldSquare -#NYC #EricGarner #Ferguson - http://t.co/RVPJ0x5lrH

8:21 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The demonstrators burst into the Macy's store at 34th and Broadway, holding a sit-in or "die-in" to protest what they say is the unjust decision not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo over Garner's death.

NYC: #EricGarner/#Ferguson Protesters in Macy's Harold Square chant "shut it down." as the enter the store.

Beatrice E. Peterson@MissBeaEFollow

NYC: #EricGarner/#Ferguson Protesters in Macy's Harold Square chant "shut it down." as the enter the store.

8:14 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Shopping center die-in (Macy's?) 7 mins silence #EricGarner #ShutItDown Rebelutionary_Z LIVE http://t.co/PfC1rdgj0j

FriendofTrees @JamiaStarheartFollow

Shopping center die-in (Macy's?) 7 mins silence #EricGarner #ShutItDown Rebelutionary_Z LIVE http://t.co/PfC1rdgj0j

8:18 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"The NYPD stole Christmas." Protest disrupts holiday shopping at Macy's. #ShutItDown #ICantBreathe #EricGarner #NYC

L.A. Kauffman@lesliekauffmanFollow

"The NYPD stole Christmas." Protest disrupts holiday shopping at Macy's. #ShutItDown #ICantBreathe #EricGarner #NYC

8:23 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

They also occupied a nearby store belonging to the Swedish retailer H&M.

They've moved to @hm #EricGarner #ICantBreathe #nyc

Christina Dun@christinaaa28Follow

They've moved to @hm #EricGarner #ICantBreathe #nyc

8:25 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Holding up Signs over mannequins inside H&M #EricGarner

Shimon Prokupecz@ShimonProFollow

Holding up Signs over mannequins inside H&M #EricGarner

3:29 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

No justice, no shopping: #EricGarner protest takes over 34th Street #H&M. #ShutItDown #ICantBreathe

L.A. Kauffman@lesliekauffmanFollow

No justice, no shopping: #EricGarner protest takes over 34th Street #H&M. #ShutItDown #ICantBreathe

8:26 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We took H&M!! #shutitdown #macys #thisendstoday #ThisStopsToday #EricGarner #mikebrown

ßaroness of ßushwick@GrungyBernsFollow

We took H&M!! #shutitdown #macys #thisendstoday #ThisStopsToday #EricGarner #mikebrown

8:25 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The NYPD would not comment to BuzzFeed News on how long the protesters were in the stores or whether arrests had been made.

BuzzFeed News also contacted both stores, with one Macy's worker saying the protesters had since left the building.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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