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Protest Die-In: Grand Central Station Just One Site of Protests

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By    |   Thursday, 04 Dec 2014 07:24 PM

New York City protesters staged a “die-in” at Grand Central Station on Wednesday during rush hour to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, and other protests broke out across the city. Eighty-three people were arrested.

Protests broke out throughout the city, and police reported that 83 people were arrested.

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Protesters shouted “How do you spell racist? NYPD,” and “No justice, no peace,” a video on NBC News showed.

"I'm outraged," John Grauwiler, 44, told NBC from protests in Times Square. "As a man of color, I'm concerned about the implications of this for me and my friends. This is a wakeup call."

Protests occurred around the country after the grand jury did not indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner’s death. The coroner previously ruled the death a homicide, with the chokehold as a contributing factor.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that there would be police reforms, and also asked protesters to remain peaceful.

"[Wife] Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years about the dangers he may face … we've had to literally train him, as families have all over this city for decades, in how to take special care in any encounters he has with police officers, who are there to protect him," de Blasio said, according to NBC.

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In the die-in protest, where protesters lie on the floor as if they are dead, the online community griped at one protester photographed on his phone.

“My favorite is the guy on the right checking his phone . . . You’re f—ing dead,” one person tweeted.



People continued to protest the grand jury decision Thursday night, Al Jazeera said, with one protest gathering about 2,000 people.

"Emotions have been running high at the protests and there is concern that things could run out of control," Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey said.

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New York City protesters staged a "die-in" at Grand Central Station on Wednesday during rush hour to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, and other protests broke out across the city.
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