'I Can't Breathe!' Protesters Chant Garner's Chokehold Plea
December 4th, 2014
09:50 AM ET

'I Can't Breathe!' Protesters Chant Garner's Chokehold Plea

New Yorkers sat down in Times Square, filling its streets and sidewalks, and in the ambient light of its high-rising video walls and colorful advertisements, they immortalized some of Eric Garner's last words.

"I can't breathe! I can't breathe!" they chanted in unison.

It was Garner's cry, as he lay near death in the chokehold of police Officer Daniel Pantaleo on July 17, on a Staten Island sidewalk, where police had taken him down.

A grand jury decided not to prosecute Pantaleo on criminal charges in Garner's death. The announcement triggered protests.

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