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Thousands in New York Protest Police Violence, Call For Justice in Choke-hold Death

Thousands of people gathered on New York’s Staten Island on Saturday as they protested against police violence and called for justice in the case of an unarmed man killed by an officer via an illegal choke-hold.

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Protesters at a rally against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner August 23, 2014 in Staten Island, New York. The New York City medical examiner’s office ruled that Garner, the 43-year-old father of six, died from a chokehold and chest compressions while being arrested by the police on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo / Stan Honda)

Organized by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network advocacy group, the #WeWillNotGoBack march attracted close to 3,000 people from across New York City and New Jersey, according to initial estimates by the police.

The Reverend  race-baiting bastard Al Sharpton (C) marches with protesters at a rally against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner August 23, 2014 in Staten Island, New York. The New York City medical examiner’s office ruled that Garner, the 43-year-old father of six, died from a chokehold and chest compressions while being arrested by the police on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo / Stan Honda)

Protesters marched through the streets, chanting against police brutality and holding up numerous signs, many of which read, “Respect Human Rights.” Others featured statements like, “The police are criminals, not our youth,” and, “We seek justice, not violence.”

In a poll conducted by RT News, a majority of voters attribute the unrest in Ferguson to police militarization.

In a poll conducted by RT News, a majority of voters attribute the unrest in Ferguson to police militarization.

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