Last night, thousands of people took to the streets in NYC and elsewhere to protest a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict New York Police Department officer Daniel Pantaleo with charges related to his murder of Eric Garner. One of the many who gathered to express their collective frustration, anger, and sadness at the inarguable lack of justice in the grand jury's decision was rapper J. Cole, who was similarly outspoken during protests following Michael Brown's death at the hands of Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri this past August.
As previously mentioned, protests went into the night in NYC and across the country, filling the streets and in many cases shutting down major bridges and roadways. We've gathered some of the images from protests all over below; if you're in the NYC area, there will be a protest today in downtown Manhattan's Foley Square at 5:30 p.m.
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