Russell Simmons, Common And More Gather To Proclaim “Black Lives Matter” (Photo)

 

Photo Credit: Yirkita

Photo Credit: Yirkita

Earlier today, Justice League NYC along with Russell Simmons, Michael Skolnick and others gathered in front of City Hall in New York City to protest over the ruling of no indictment in the murder of NYC

Eric Garner Jr. Photo credit: Yirkita

Eric Garner Jr. Photo credit: Yirkita

resident Eric Garner.

Garner was choked to death by officer Daniel Panatleo in Long Island earlier this year. His death was confirmed a murder by the coroner and the incident was filmed by a bystander, the grand jury came back with a no indictment on all charges.

Since the jury returned that verdict, protests across the country have popped up calling for justice for the Garner family and new rules for police officers.

Today’s gathering was to not only keep the conversation going about Garner and the many other Black lives that have been taken by police officers over the years, but to let the world know that the calls for action were not going anywhere.

Simmons and Skolnick were joined by hip-hop luminaries like Immortal Technique, 9th Wonder, Nas, Afrika Bambaata.

Check out some pictures from today’s rally courtesy of Yirkita below

Photo credit: Yirkita

Photo credit: Yirkita

Photo credit: Yirkita

Photo credit: Yirkita

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