LIers travel to D.C. for 'Justice for All' march

Dozens of protesters from Long Island traveled to Washington, D.C., today to rally against recent police-involved deaths. Protesters filled three buses outside the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2014, 2:25 AM

Updated 3,472 days ago

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Dozens of protesters from Long Island traveled to Washington, D.C., today to rally against recent police-involved deaths.
Protesters filled three buses outside the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport early this morning. They joined an estimated 48,000 others in the nation's capital to protest the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others. 
The march was organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, and it was called the "Justice for All" march. Carrying signs and chanting slogans like, "I can't breathe," the protesters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue and on to Capitol Hill.
Some Long Islanders say they felt moved to action after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner's chokehold death.
The families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner did not address the crowd. Instead they got out in front of the marchers and led the way to Capitol Hill.
Another protest was held in Washington Square Park in Manhattan today.


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