Eric Garner protests at Westfield shopping centre leads to 76 arrests

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Eric Garner protests at Westfield shopping centre leads to 76 arrests
11th December 2014

There were 76 arrests at Westfield shopping centre yesterday. 

Protestors who were staging a non-violent “die-in” in solidarity with the American rallies objecting to the circumstances surrounding the death of Eric Garner clashed with police. 

Eric Garner was an unarmed black man who was held in a chokehold by police in New York who later died as a result. The incident was captured on camera. The officers involved were not indicted. 

Around 2,000 protestors took part in the Westfield protest. Police claim a breakaway group forced their way into the shopping centre, caused criminal damage and assaulted security staff. However, officers themselves were accused of kettling. 

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