USA: Fight mars funeral of Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner

SOT, Journalist: «And, who would they be?» SOT, Mourner: «The other family members. Obviously, we did not plan this funeral. We are just here to show our respects to Erica [Garner]». Scuffles broke out at the funeral for Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner, the daughter of police chokehold victim Erica Garner, in New York on Monday. Footage shows a ruckus outside the First Corinthian... Еще Baptist Church in Harlem after the funeral security prevented Gwen Carr, grandmother of Erica Garner and mother of Eric Garner, from entering the building. In an interview, President of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York Hawk Newsome was furious that other family members had stopped Carr from attending the funeral service. “This is an abomination to the whole movement and it shall not be tolerated. I'm ashamed of everything that happened. She should be heartbroken and Erica is turning over in her grave”, he said. Garner died on December 30, leaving behind two children, a four-month-old son and an 8-year-old daughter. She became an activist in the Black Lives Matter movement after her father died from a police chokehold during his arrest for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. Eric Garner's final words, “I can’t breathe”, became a rallying call for those protesting police brutality against African Americans in the United States.

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