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Protests Spread Across U.S. After Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case

People took to the streets across the country Wednesday night after a grand jury decided not to indict a New York Police Department officer who killed Eric Garner after putting him in a chokehold.

Posted on December 4, 2014, at 12:28 a.m. ET

In St. Louis:

Ashley Yates leads a chant with protesters in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse hours after New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo was not indicted in the death of Eric Garner.
AP Photo / St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden

Ashley Yates leads a chant with protesters in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse hours after New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo was not indicted in the death of Eric Garner.

A protester demonstrates in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse.
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A protester demonstrates in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse.

A protester yells as he is detained.
Jim Young / Reuters

A protester yells as he is detained.

Police officers drag away a protester to take him into custody.
Jim Young / Reuters

Police officers drag away a protester to take him into custody.

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New York City:

A crowd of protesters cause gridlock on the West Side Highway.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

A crowd of protesters cause gridlock on the West Side Highway.

A man stands with his hands raised in front of a line of police officers.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

A man stands with his hands raised in front of a line of police officers.

People link arms as they march on the West Side Highway.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

People link arms as they march on the West Side Highway.

Denver:

Lots of support here in #Denver for #EricGarner

Melissaâ„¢@missacoloFollow

Lots of support here in #Denver for #EricGarner

4:30 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Here at the state Capitol. #denver #weareferguson #EricGarner

ThisIsSoCO@ThisIsSoCOFollow

Here at the state Capitol. #denver #weareferguson #EricGarner

5:21 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Crowd gathering in #Denver in solidarity with #EricGarner and all those murdered at the hands of the police!

Stand UP Denver!@StandUpDenverFollow

Crowd gathering in #Denver in solidarity with #EricGarner and all those murdered at the hands of the police!

4:19 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Philadelphia:

Rod Matteo, 29, holds his hands up in Philadelphia to protest the Eric Garner grand jury decision during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.
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Rod Matteo, 29, holds his hands up in Philadelphia to protest the Eric Garner grand jury decision during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.

Demonstrators clutch hands while gathering in Philadelphia.
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Demonstrators clutch hands while gathering in Philadelphia.

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A demonstrator cries.
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A demonstrator cries.

Seattle:

About 200 in Seattle now for the #EricGarner protest

Henry Rosoff@HenryKIRO7Follow

About 200 in Seattle now for the #EricGarner protest

4:23 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#Ferguson #EricGarner protesters marching on 1st in #Seattle @KIRO7Seattle

Rob Munoz@RobKIRO7Follow

#Ferguson #EricGarner protesters marching on 1st in #Seattle @KIRO7Seattle

6:22 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Protesters conduct a die-in at Third Avenue and Pike in downtown Seattle. #EricGarner

Paige Cornwell@pgcornwellFollow

Protesters conduct a die-in at Third Avenue and Pike in downtown Seattle. #EricGarner

4:44 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Washington, D.C.:

Demonstrators block traffic at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
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Demonstrators block traffic at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Demonstrators chant slogans as they block traffic at K Street and Vermont Avenue.
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Demonstrators chant slogans as they block traffic at K Street and Vermont Avenue.

San Francisco:

4 mins 28 secs of silence in #SF for #EricGarner and #MikeBrown. Scene is peaceful

Kate Sommers-Dawes@ekatesdFollow

4 mins 28 secs of silence in #SF for #EricGarner and #MikeBrown. Scene is peaceful

5:38 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Oakland:

Hundreds still marching down Broadway in Oakland for #EricGarner #Ferguson

Vivian Ho@VivianHoFollow

Hundreds still marching down Broadway in Oakland for #EricGarner #Ferguson

4:25 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hands up, fists up in Oakland during moment of silence for #EricGarner #Ferguson, others killed by police

Vivian Ho@VivianHoFollow

Hands up, fists up in Oakland during moment of silence for #EricGarner #Ferguson, others killed by police

4:46 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

People raise their fists in the air and have a moment of silence for #EricGarner in #Oakland.

KQED News@KQEDnewsFollow

People raise their fists in the air and have a moment of silence for #EricGarner in #Oakland.

5:00 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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