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“I can’t breathe,” Eric Garner had gasped after the officer put his neck in a chokehold on a hot July day on Staten Island, a fatal encounter captured on video and viewed by millions of people. After a grand jury declined to indict the officer, the words - and the video - were revived in a wave of despair and fury that rolled as far out as the corridors of Capitol Hill and the streets of Oakland, California.

Protesters face off in Oakland, California. A grand jury declined to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Eric Garner's death.

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Demonstrators block the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City.

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A family photo of Eric garner.

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Protesters, demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner, disrupt traffic along the West Side Highway in Manhattan.

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A group of protesters occupies the eastbound traffic lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

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People participate in a protest in response in Times Square in New York.

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A man yells at a police officer as he takes part during a protest on 6th Avenue in Manhattan.

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Demonstrators block the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel in New York.

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A group of protesters confronts police as they are instructed to vacate the eastbound traffic lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

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A demonstrator cries while gathering in Philadelphia to protest the Eric Garner grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall in Philadelphia.

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