Police Protesters Take to SF Bay Area Streets

Dec 4, 2014 9:41 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Protesters in San Francisco and Oakland blocked major streets as they marched in solidarity with New York demonstrators over the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.

Despite rain, hundreds protested Wednesday night, holding signs that read "black lives matter" and shouting "I can't breathe!" to echo the last words of Eric Garner.

San Francisco protesters blocked Market Street and laid down in a "die-in" at one of the city's storied cable car stops.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that police in both cities eventually drove protesters from out of streets, but there were no reports of any violent confrontations or arrests.

The protesters were marching in reaction to Wednesday's grand jury decision to clear New York Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the videotaped chokehold death of Garner.


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