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Thousands march in continuing protests over Garner case

More than 25,000 people marched through Manhattan on Saturday, police officials said, in the largest protest in the city since a grand jury declined this month to indict an officer in the death of an unarmed black man .For over an hour and a half, they spilled out of Washington Square Park, and still the park did not empty. Walking north toward 34th Street, the protesters filled the cold air with the last words of Garner, the Staten Island man, who died after an officer dragged him to the ground on a hot day in July: “I can’t breathe.” The group, which at times stretched for more than 20 blocks, highlighted growing anger over recent police involved deaths, including that of Garner, whom officers had accused of selling loose cigarettes. 


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