Protesters gather in Manhattan as thousands take to the streets of New York demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner December 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer)
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Mostly peaceful protests flared for a second night Thursday over a New York grand jury's decision declining to bring criminal charges against a white police officer in the choking death of an unarmed black man.The reaction in New York and other cities to Wednesday's decision not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for his role in the videotaped confrontation that left 43-year-old Eric Garner dead echoed a wave of outrage sparked nine days earlier by a similar outcome in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman in Missouri. Hours earlier, protesters parading through lower Manhattan staged sporadic sit-ins at intersections before police in riot gear approached and warned them to move on or face arrest.Protesters staged a "die-in" there, sprawling on the roadway to block traffic.In Minneapolis, dozens of protesters blocked northbound traffic on Interstate 35W, at times marching or lying down in the middle of the highway, escorted by police in squad cars seeking to keep demonstrators moving. The clip from a bystander's mobile phone shows Pantaleo grabbing Garner from behind with his arm wrapped around Garner's throat before he was wrestled to the pavement by Pantaleo and three other officers.
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