- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Council members took to the streets and the council chamber to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

The Daily News (https://nydn.us/1sdNkkQ ) says about two dozen council members blocked traffic for about five minutes Monday by standing in the middle of Broadway chanting “I can’t breathe.”

The legislators, joined by clergy and activists, also staged a “die-in” on the steps of City Hall.

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who did not participate in the traffic protest, began a Council meeting by leading the room in reciting “I can’t breathe” eleven times.

The Speaker also wore a “black lives matter” T-shirt like many of her colleagues, who held a moment of silence for Eric Garner.

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Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com


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