NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Community members gathered in Harlem Saturday to discuss the fatal police-involved shooting of an unarmed teenager in Missouri that has sparked national outrage.
As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported, the National Action Network held a rally in a show of solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., which Missouri Gov. Nixon issued as in a state of emergency. Nixon also imposed a curfew for the St. Louis suburb Saturday evening.
“We won’t enforce it with trucks, we won’t enforce it with tear gas. We’ll communicate. It’s time to go home,” police said Saturday.
Family members of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died while in police custody last month, were in attendance as the rally demanded justice in the Michael Brown case.
Garner’s mother Gwen Carr said the march for her son and Brown planned on State Island next weekend will be peaceful, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.
“We’re not gonna start fighting and pushing each other and breaking windows, right?” she said to the National Action Network rally.