17 July 2019
The New York City Department of Justice ruled Tuesday that no charges would be filed
against the cop who strangled Eric Garner to death on 17 July 2014. Protests were held
Tuesday night in response to the ruling with more planned today and over the next 11 days
as advocates have vowed to shut the city down with their actions and civil disobedience.
Wednesday, July 17:
Beginning at noon, supporters gathered at 202 Bay Street, the store front where Garner died
4pm – a youth-led rally and march (route not given) starting at Manhatten’s Foley Square
6pm – a demonstration planned at Staten Island’s St. George Terminal
Thursday, July 18:
Advocates to meet at the Gracie Mansion to unveil plans for next 11 days as supports have vowed to “shut the city down” with protests and blockades at locations that receive city funding.
Increased security presence
Disrupted modes of transportation
Increases in traffic, especially near protest sites
Roads blocked by protestors with little to no notice
Protests which have the possibility of turning violent
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent
Allow extra time for travel
Monitor local and social media for updates
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