Eric Garner death: Thousands rally in Staten Island
More than 2,500 people have marched in New York's Staten Island to protest over the death of an unarmed black man following an incident with a white police officer.
Footage obtained by local media appears to show Eric Garner, who was stopped for selling loose cigarettes, being held in a chokehold.
The protest follows the outcry over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, which has sparked debates about race relations and law enforcement in the US.
24 Aug 2014
- From the section US & Canada