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Protesters Close Thoroughfares, Clash With Police To Decry Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

City officials were bracing for another night of protests across the city Thursday night, a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

12/04/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources To CBS2: Police Won’t Be ‘Heavy-Handed’ During Possible Future Eric Garner Case Protest

Sources told CBS2 the NYPD has laid out plans for possible protests stemming from a future grand jury decision in the death of Eric Garner in police custody.

12/01/2014

Union leader Randi Weingarten at a Walmart protest in North Bergen, N.J. on Nov. 28, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Walmart Workers Demand Higher Wages, More Full-Time Positions

Protesters outside a Walmart in North Bergen are taking part in a national movement from Los Angeles to Washington.

11/28/2014

People protest in Times Square over the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case November 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYPD: 10 Arrested During Protests Over Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The Rev. Al Sharpton held an event in Harlem Wednesday with the family of Michael Brown — a day after 10 people were arrested as during protests over the grand jury decision.

11/26/2014

Steven Salaita

Professor Known For Anti-Israel Remarks Speaks At Brooklyn College; Some Critics Furious

Steven Salaita, who has drawn heated controversy and lost a professorship for anti-Israel comments he posted on social media, spoke at Brooklyn College Thursday night.

11/20/2014

Michael Brown (Facebook)

Large US Cities Brace For Protests As Grand Jury Makes Decision Whether Or Not To Indict Ferguson Officer

From Boston to Los Angeles to New York, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/15/2014

'Resist Rikers Rally' (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Protesters Call For Reform At ‘Resist Rikers Rally’

Despite a recent change by the city that no longer allows solitary confinement for juveniles, Funkhouser and other activists believe no youths should be jailed at Rikers and that the practice should be banned for all inmates.

11/08/2014

Protest over Dalai Lama in New York City on Nov. 4, 2014 (Credit: CBS2)

Buddhist Group Protests Dalai Lama’s NYC Visit

The Shugden Buddhist community is upset about prayers his holiness has banned and discrimination against their practitioners.

11/04/2014

Students carry mattresses in a protest against sexual assault at Columbia University. (Credit: Jacquelyn14)

Columbia Students Rally In National Day Of Action Against Campus Rape

College students in New York and across the nation took part Wednesday night in a “Carry That Weight” national day of action against campus rape.

10/29/2014

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. (credit: Spencer Platt/
Getty Images News)

Anti-Fracking Leader, 9 Others Arrested At Upstate Protest

A leader of the anti-fracking movement in New York state was among 10 people arrested Wednesday during protests at an upstate natural gas storage facility, located in a depleted Finger Lakes salt mine.

10/29/2014

Protesters calling for The Metropolitan Opera to cancel "The Death of Klinghoffer" on Sept. 22, 2014 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Former Mayor Giuliani Expected To Join Protest Against ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’

Critics of the Met’s decision to feature the opera want it canceled, arguing that the performance is anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

10/18/2014

Demonstrators unfurl a banner on Broadway during the Flood Wall Street protest on September 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Flood Wall Street’ Protesters Were Exercising First Amendment Rights

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a decision by the NYPD not to clear the streets during the “Flood Wall Street” climate change protest the day before.

09/23/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama: No Nation Gets A ‘Pass’ On Climate Change

In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.

09/23/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton (R) is joined by Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner as they march during a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton Leads March, Rally Over Eric Garner’s Death On Staten Island

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.

08/23/2014

Garner march map (CBS 2)

Street Closures, Transit Changes For Eric Garner Protest March On Staten Island

The NYPD announced the following street closures for the “We Will Not Go Back” march and rally for Eric Garner on Staten Island Saturday.

08/22/2014

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