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Garner protesters disrupt New Orleans light show

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago December 04, 2014 Dec 4, 2014 Thursday, December 04 2014 December 04, 2014 9:18 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans residents held a "die in" at a holiday light show to protest grand jury decisions against indicting white police officers in the deaths of a black man in New York City and a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.

Some protesters lay in the road near Gallier Hall, where the LUNA Fete light show was held Wednesday night, chanting "Black lives matter." Others carried signs.

They also chanted "I can't breathe," referring to Eric Garner's words before his death after a New York officer put him in a chokehold. A grand jury declined on Wednesday to indict the officer.

Police separated the protesters from LUNA Fete spectators, some of whom yelled back at the demonstrators. One woman shouted, "Shoot 'em!"

IMAGE: WWL-TV

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