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39 Dramatic Photos Of The Eric Garner Protests In New York City

Protesters swarmed New York City streets — marching on Times Square, the West Side Highway, Union Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge — after a grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict the police officer who applied a fatal chokehold on Eric Garner. Here are some of the night's most dramatic photos.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:01 p.m. ET

Posted on December 4, 2014, at 9:14 a.m. ET

A protester holds up a sign in Times Square.
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A protester holds up a sign in Times Square.

Protesters in Times Square
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Protesters in Times Square

People blocking the Lincoln Tunnel argue with police.
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People blocking the Lincoln Tunnel argue with police.

A protester readies his sign.
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A protester readies his sign.

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Police patrol Times Square with plastic handcuffs.
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Police patrol Times Square with plastic handcuffs.

Protesters chant in Times Square
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Protesters chant in Times Square

Police maneuver around protesters in Times Square.
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Police maneuver around protesters in Times Square.

Protesters in Times Square
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Protesters in Times Square

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A policeman grabs a protester marching along the West Side Highway.
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A policeman grabs a protester marching along the West Side Highway.

A woman in Times Square during the protests
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A woman in Times Square during the protests

A demonstrator holds a "loosie" cigarette in front of a police officer in Midtown. Eric Garner was selling "loosies" when police locked him in the fatal chokehold.
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A demonstrator holds a "loosie" cigarette in front of a police officer in Midtown. Eric Garner was selling "loosies" when police locked him in the fatal chokehold.

Protesters hold up images of Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury last week declined to indict the officer who shot Brown.
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Protesters hold up images of Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury last week declined to indict the officer who shot Brown.

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Protesters and police in Times Square.
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Protesters and police in Times Square.

A protester holds up a sign in Times Square.
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A protester holds up a sign in Times Square.

Police survey Midtown Manhattan.
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Police survey Midtown Manhattan.

Protesters are blocked by police while marching along the West Side Highway.
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Protesters are blocked by police while marching along the West Side Highway.

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Protesters in Times Square
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Protesters in Times Square

Police and protesters in Times Square
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Police and protesters in Times Square

People surround a taxi in Times Square.
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People surround a taxi in Times Square.

People block traffic on Broadway, seen through the windshield of a taxi.
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People block traffic on Broadway, seen through the windshield of a taxi.

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A protester holds up a sign in Times Square.
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A protester holds up a sign in Times Square.

A man dressed as Batman holds up a sign at the Times Square protest.
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A man dressed as Batman holds up a sign at the Times Square protest.

Protesters march on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Protesters march on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Protesters carry a barricade toward the West Side Highway.
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Protesters carry a barricade toward the West Side Highway.

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Protesters hold up signs in Times Square.
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Protesters hold up signs in Times Square.

Protesters march in Midtown.
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Protesters march in Midtown.

Police stand patrol in front of Radio City Music Hall.
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Police stand patrol in front of Radio City Music Hall.

Protesters hold up signs in front of Radio City Music Hall.
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Protesters hold up signs in front of Radio City Music Hall.

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A protester holds up her hands in Times Square.
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A protester holds up her hands in Times Square.

Protesters march in Times Square.
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Protesters march in Times Square.

A man waves to protesters near the West Side Highway.
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A man waves to protesters near the West Side Highway.

A protester near the entrance to the West Side Highway
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A protester near the entrance to the West Side Highway

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A woman closes her eyes during a moment of silence for Eric Garner near Times Square.
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A woman closes her eyes during a moment of silence for Eric Garner near Times Square.

Protesters meet police near the West Side Highway.
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Protesters meet police near the West Side Highway.

People block the Lincoln Tunnel.
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People block the Lincoln Tunnel.

A father and son at the protest in Times Square
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A father and son at the protest in Times Square

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Demonstrators block the West Side Highway.
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Demonstrators block the West Side Highway.

A protester walks through traffic in Times Square.
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A protester walks through traffic in Times Square.

A protester holds up a sign in Midtown.
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A protester holds up a sign in Midtown.

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