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Eric Garner protest march moved amid new calls for independent investigation |

Eric Garner protest march moved amid new calls for independent investigation | World news | NewsWire
People protest in front of police in Times Square, New York, on 14 August over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Photograph: Summer Concepcion/AP

A New York City group protesting about the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, dropped plans for a march across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge, which connects Staten Island with Brooklyn, something local politicians had said would cause traffic havoc.

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