Thousands in New York March in Protest Against Police Brutality

© Sputnik / Khai Chzhan / Go to the photo bankThousands are marching from New York's Washington Square Park protesting against police violence in what appears to be so far a well-organized demonstration.
Thousands are marching from New York's Washington Square Park protesting against police violence in what appears to be so far a well-organized demonstration. - Sputnik International
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Thousands are marching from New York's Washington Square Park protesting against police violence in what appears to be so far a well-organized demonstration.

NEW YORK, December 13 (Sputnik) – According to the police, the New York campaign is planned better than similar ones.

People take part in a march against police violence, in New York December 13, 2014 - Sputnik International
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The protesters have permits, the streets are lined with barricades, parade like. People have gathered in a large crowd.

Fifth avenue is packed shoulder-to-shoulder with demonstrators. Most are chanting about wanting justice now, but some are calling the New York police racists. The crowd itself is very diverse.

People keep coming to the Central Park, where activists placed a huge poster — enlarged photograph of a black man’s eyes as a collective image of the police victims.

"How do you spell racist?" "NYPD [New York Police Department]!" Is one of the more provocative chants.

"Hands up, don’t shoot" and "shut the whole system down" are other slogans that can be heard.

A sea of signs float down the street, most asking to stop police brutality, others saying "Black Lives Matter!"

So far the protest is peaceful, but most of the marchers appear focused and even angry.

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Not all local residents of the southern and western parts of Manhattan were aware of the march, as result car drivers were blocked in neighbouring streets.

On the eve, over 40 thousand people expressed their intention to join the rally against police brutality.

Protests were sparked by the death of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, two African-Americans killed by white police officers, who have not been indicted.

© REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz People take part in a march against police violence, in New York December 13, 2014
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People take part in a march against police violence, in New York December 13, 2014
© AP Photo / John MinchilloDemonstrators march in New York, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, during the Justice for All rally and march
Demonstrators march in New York, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, during the Justice for All rally and march - Sputnik International
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Demonstrators march in New York, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, during the Justice for All rally and march
© REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz People shout slogans against police as they take part in a march against police violence, in New York December 13, 2014
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Demonstrators march in New York, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, during the Justice for All rally and march
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People shout slogans against police as they take part in a march against police violence, in New York December 13, 2014

Garner, 43, died from a chokehold by a white police officer, Eric Daniel Pantaleo, in New York City on July 19.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by lawman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9.

Most recently, another African-American Akai Gurley was gunned down on November 22 by a white NYPD officer in New York City as he was descending a darkened staircase in a public building.

The killings of unarmed African-Americans by white police officers have led to increased public outcry and waves of mass protests over racial inequality in the United States.

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