Rev. Al Sharpton Leads Rally For Slain Black Teen



Per The Root:

In an effort to show solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., the Rev. Al Sharpton Saturday rallied at his New York City, Harlem-based civil rights headquarters alongside the family of a Staten Island man who was also slain by a police officer, CBS New York reports.

Family members of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after an officer placed him in an illegal chokehold, called for justice in his case and in that of Michael Brown, who was gunned down by an officer last weekend in Ferguson.

Gwen Carr, Garner’s mother, encouraged protesters to proceed peacefully at next week’s combined rally for Garner and Brown, according to 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern, the report says.

“We’re not gonna start fightin’ and pushing each other and breaking windows, right?” Carr said Saturday at the National Action Network rally, CBS News reports.

Sharpton plans to travel Sunday to Ferguson to lead another march and rally. The Rev. Jesse Jackson walked the streets Friday with demonstrators in a peaceful protest.


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