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Police impunity protests continue across USA

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By Euronews
Police impunity protests continue across USA

In the United States, demonstrations have continued against a jury’s decision not to bring charges in the choke hold killing of black man Eric Garner by a white police officer in New York in July.

Late on Sunday in Oakland, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, protesters attempted to block part of a major highway.

There have been protests across the country every day since the decision on Wednesday, most of them peaceful.

The ‘I can’t breathe’ street rallies have highlighted the strained relations between police and African-Americans.

Another jury declined to charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August.

With some looting and rock-throwing and arrests on the West Coast, over the weekend New York was quieter, though demonstrators also occupied major stores.