In a heartbreaking, but inspiring, act of protest, slain Staten Island Father, Eric Garner left behind a daughter with fight in her, as she laid motionless in the spot where her Father was killed by a NYPD officer.
This act was in protest of the non-indictment of officer Daniel Panteleo
Erica Garner held a vigil and “die-in” on Staten Island Thursday in memory of her father, the 43-year-old who died while being taken into NYPD custody earlier this year.
After gathering on Bay Street in St. George for a vigil, protesters marched to the corner of Bay Street and Victory Boulevard in Tompkinsville where Garner died and lay down in the road.
Protesters were also gathering at Union Square Park in Manhattan for a march to Police Plaza.
Thursday marks the eighth consecutive day of protests in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was seen on widely watched amateur video wrapping his arm around Garner’s neck during the July 17 confrontation as the asthmatic father of six gasped, “I can’t breathe!” nearly a dozen times.