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Eric Garner: Staten Island protest at grand jury decision

The US justice department is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, a black man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a white New York police officer.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the outcome "one that many in our city did not want" and appealed for a "peaceful, constructive" response.

The BBC spoke to people, including neighbours and friends of Eric Garner, taking part in a small protest held in Staten Island.

Produced by the BBC's Anna Bressanin

  • 04 Dec 2014
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