Mother Of Eric Garner: 'We Can't Only Say Black Lives Matter When There's A Police Killing'

ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Elizabeth community came together Saturday to highlight injustice.

Residents, community leaders and others helped paint a Black Lives Matter mural across from City Hall.

The mural was designed by a local Elizabeth artist.

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Among those attending the event were Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner.

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the communities that we have to save now. We have to save our young men and our young women,” Carr said. “We can’t only say ‘Black lives matter’ when there’s a police killing. Black lives is supposed to always matter.”

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“And yes, black lives do matter, but it has to matter to us,” Floyd said.

Saturday’s event was sponsored by Friends of the New Jersey Heritage Foundation.

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