Thousands to march against NYPD chokehold death

Thousands to march against NYPD chokehold death

Thousands of people are set to march on Staten Island on Saturday to protest the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
Staten Island Neighborhood Where Eric Garner Was Killed By Police Prepares for Saturday's Protest (Spencer Platt, 2014 Getty Images)
Staten Island Neighborhood Where Eric Garner Was Killed By Police Prepares for Saturday's Protest (Spencer Platt, 2014 Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people are set to march on Staten Island on Saturday to protest the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

The march is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

It begins on the street where the 43-year-old Garner was placed in the fatal hold last month and ends at the office of Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who this week said he's sending the case to a grand jury.

Sharpton and his fellow activists are demanding that the NYPD officers involved face criminal charges.

He'll be joined by members of Garner's family and relatives of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot to death by police earlier this month.

Sharpton has recently toned down some of his fiery rhetoric and pledged a peaceful march.

 

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