Dozens of protesters took to the Staten lsland ferry terminal in New York City on Friday, commemorating the anniversary of Eric Garner's death at the hands of police six years ago.
Protesters held a banner reading: «Rest in power Eric Garner, brown people for black liberation,» and chanted slogans.
«We get murdered in our houses, we get murdered running down the streets. We get murdered breaking up fights, we get murdered trying to take care of our community, we get murdered for playing our music too loud, we get murdered playing in a park,» said protester Tanesha Grant.
«It's very important to be in our streets and let the police know that is not okay and accepted the killing of our black and brown people,» she added.
Eric Garner died on July 17, 2014 after a police officer put him in a chokehold as multiple NYPD officers tried to detain him on charges of selling loose cigarettes. Garner was unarmed at the time of his death.
Along with George Floyd, Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice, Eric Garner has become one of the many names evoked in protests against police brutality across the US and around the world.