NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Several protesters were arrested in New York City while calling for a boycott of Black Friday over the grand jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Police cuffed seven protesters outside the Macy’s in Herald Square Friday and charged them with disorderly conduct, CBS2 reported.
About 100 protesters marched all day, rallying against the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson.
Wilson had been on administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting, however his attorney announced the officer’s resignation Saturday, saying it is effective immediately.
The demonstrators Friday chanted “Hands up, don’t shop” and carried signs that read: “End Racism” and “Black Lives Matter.”
“If we don’t spend a dollar, then we’re hurting them because these are corporations and all the money that goes into these corporations feeds into killing young innocent black teens,” one protester said. “So if we don’t spend any money we’re kind of halting it and we’re trying to make a difference here.”
Police blocked several streets to keep the demonstrators contained.
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