back to top

Protests Continue Across The U.S. Five Days After Decision In Garner Case

Demonstrators took to the streets in New York City, Berkeley, Seattle, Chicago, and other cities. On Monday, they closed a major highway leading to a bridge during rush hour.

Posted on

Updated: Monday, Dec. 8 at 10:20 a.m. ET:

instagram.com

Protesters blocked the Staten Island Expressway, which connects to the Verrazano Bridge in New York City.

Protesters shutting down Verrazano bridge for #ericgarner #7minutes #thisstopstoday

Raven Rakia@aintacrowFollow

Protesters shutting down Verrazano bridge for #ericgarner #7minutes #thisstopstoday

9:25 AM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Advertisement

Berkeley:

#Berkeleyprotest now at Civic Center.. Well over 600 here

cara liu@CaraSFBayFollow

#Berkeleyprotest now at Civic Center.. Well over 600 here

5:29 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Flash bangs and tear gas now. #Berkeley #ICantBreathe

Minister Flashes@Federal_flashesFollow

Flash bangs and tear gas now. #Berkeley #ICantBreathe

6:50 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

St. Louis:

Protesters @ Missouri Botanical Garden sing new Xmas songs lyrics. Silver Bells - “Life is hell. It's racist time in the city.” #ferguson

Lilly A. Fowler@LillyAFowlerFollow

Protesters @ Missouri Botanical Garden sing new Xmas songs lyrics. Silver Bells - “Life is hell. It's racist time in the city.” #ferguson

3:42 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We are here at #missouri botanical garden come out #ICantBreathe #cantbreathe #Ferguson #stl #NYC #oakland #SanDiego

WereThePeople@Doge4fergusonFollow

We are here at #missouri botanical garden come out #ICantBreathe #cantbreathe #Ferguson #stl #NYC #oakland #SanDiego

5:07 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Advertisement

New York City:

Streaming down the LIRR entrance of Penn Station chanting "Hands up don't shoot" #ericgarner

Edna Ishayik@The_IshListFollow

Streaming down the LIRR entrance of Penn Station chanting "Hands up don't shoot" #ericgarner

3:46 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Stringer / Reuters

Protesters sing Christmas carols at Grand Central Station denouncing the recent decisions by two grand juries not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri.

Seattle:

Under #police watch, #Seattle group planning to protest #Ferguson, #EricGarner, and other issues grows @KIRO7Seattle

Nick McGurk@NickKIRO7Follow

Under #police watch, #Seattle group planning to protest #Ferguson, #EricGarner, and other issues grows @KIRO7Seattle

4:14 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Seattle protesters are holding up sign: "Badge [doesn't equal] license to kill" #ICantBreathe #EricGarner #Ferguson

Paige Cornwell@pgcornwellFollow

Seattle protesters are holding up sign: "Badge [doesn't equal] license to kill" #ICantBreathe #EricGarner #Ferguson

5:31 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Pittsfield, Massachusets:

AP Photo/The Berkshire Eagle, Gillian Jones

Hundreds of people are pictured here holding signs, chanting and marching on Columbus Avenue from Pitt Park to the Common in Pittsfield, Mass. in protest of the recent Grand Jury decisions.

Advertisement
AP Photo/The Berkshire Eagle, Gillian Jones

Leigh Merlini, left, and Mary Talmi, are seen with their arms up, while they chant at the Commmon in Pittsfield, Mass. after the march from Pitt Park to the Common on Sunday.

Philadelphia:

BREAKING PHOTOS: Hundreds Block Philly Streets After #Eagles Game -#EricGarner - http://t.co/dXIOylGrPA

Breaking911@Breaking911Follow

BREAKING PHOTOS: Hundreds Block Philly Streets After #Eagles Game -#EricGarner - http://t.co/dXIOylGrPA

3:01 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Chicago:

100s of worshippers on #Chicago's West Side protest killings by #police. Photo: @charliebillups #EricGarner #Ferguson

Chip Mitchell@ChipMitchell1Follow

100s of worshippers on #Chicago's West Side protest killings by #police. Photo: @charliebillups #EricGarner #Ferguson

10:55 AM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Re-Post: Chicago Churches Lead Protest Marches Over Death Of Eric Garner http://t.co/UTppy4GVdf

WBBM Newsradio @WBBMNewsradioFollow

Re-Post: Chicago Churches Lead Protest Marches Over Death Of Eric Garner http://t.co/UTppy4GVdf

11:02 AM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Miami:

#Shutitdown Crowd will likely get off highway at north miami ave @WLRN

Wilson Sayre@WilsonSayreFollow

#Shutitdown Crowd will likely get off highway at north miami ave @WLRN

12:08 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#shutitdown stops back in wynwood to end.

The parents of #trayvonmartin have just arrived. #ArtBaselMiami #ShutItDown #BlackLivesMatter #HandsUpDontShoot

Rebecca Sanchez@RBecksLeeFollow

The parents of #trayvonmartin have just arrived. #ArtBaselMiami #ShutItDown #BlackLivesMatter #HandsUpDontShoot

1:28 PM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

Contact Michelle Broder Van Dyke at michelle@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.

Promoted