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New Yorkers pray ahead of march for NYPD chokehold victim

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 00:44

New Yorkers gather ahead of march for Eric Garner, the unarmed black man that protest organizers say was killed in a chokehold performed by an NYPD officer. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New Yorkers gathered throughout the five boroughs on Saturday (August 23) for a march to draw attention to the death of an unarmed black man, whose death officials said was caused by a chokehold by a police officer. Groups gathered outside churches and other community centers to pray before boarding buses headed for Staten Island, where Eric Garner died as he struggled for breath after police arrested him for peddling untaxed cigarettes on July 17. Marchers said they want policing policies across the country to change. The march comes after another police-involved death sent shockwaves across the country. The August 9 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has prompted massive unrest in that city and elsewhere.

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New Yorkers pray ahead of march for NYPD chokehold victim

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 00:44