Saturday’s third annual march across the bridge was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Men and women from around the world convened at the United Nations headquarters before marching down to Times Square.
The event, dubbed “We Will Not Go Back,” began around 12 p.m. at 204 Bay St. across from Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island, where 43-year-old Garner was killed.
The NYPD announced the following street closures for the “We Will Not Go Back” march and rally for Eric Garner on Staten Island Saturday.
Abdul Kamal, 30, was killed by police in Irvington after authorities said he broke into his estranged wife’s apartment in November of last year.
A protest march was under way in Midtown Thursday evening on behalf Michael Brown, the man who was shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis.
Rev. Al Sharpton announced Saturday that plans to march over the Verrazano Bridge have changed, and that now they will take buses over the bridge.
Later Saturday, a silent protest and candlelight vigil organized as a social media movement aimed at uniting Jews and Arabs was expected to be held in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near U.N. headquarters.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday there are a number of concerns associated with a possible march across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in response to the police-custody death of Eric Garner.
The winter weather that has gone on relentlessly for months has made people think about the simplicities of spring and summer.
About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the March for Education Equality, organizer Jeremiah Kittridge with Families with Excellent Schools said.
An attorney for Mohammad Qatanani says a hearing originally scheduled for Sept. 12 has been delayed until March.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Times Square Saturday before marching to Union Square, protesting President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike on Syria.
Dozens marched in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Saturday to reach out to victims and bring an end to gun violence.
Police on Saturday were searching for a thief who swiped a woman’s iPad out of her hand on a subway train in Brooklyn.