Ellopia Press Magazine NY - Athina Krikeli
What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!' as they marched up Fifth Avenue.
Students of New York law schools, alumni, administrators and their families were among more than 25,000 people who marched though Manhattan on Saturday to protest the failure of grand juries to indict white police officers in the deaths of black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner. As they left Washington Square Park, the marchers chanted "I can't breathe," Garner's last words as police wrestled him to the ground.
About 300 people from Brooklyn Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law School, Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School, Touro Law School, New York Law School and Yale Law School participated.
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Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who died in New York in July after being subjected to a police chokehold that was captured on video, said the march was making history.
"You know our son's not here in body, but he's here with each and every one of you," she said.
According to the Globe reports that police were out in force for what was mostly a peaceful protest, but the AP says that nearly two dozen people were arrested for disorderly conduct after clashing with police blocking an Interstate 93 on ramp.
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