Demonstrators clutch hands while gathering in Philadelphia to protest the grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall on Dec. 3, 2014.

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Demonstrators clutch hands while gathering in Philadelphia to protest the grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall on Dec. 3, 2014.

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Protesters Take to Streets, Officials React After Eric Garner Decision

A grand jury declines to indict a white New York City police offer in the death of the black Staten Island man.

After a grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict a white New York City police offer in the death of black Staten Island man Eric Garner, demonstrators reacted with outrage and public officials responded with calls to action.

Jessica Long of San Francisco holds a “Justice for Oscar Grant” poster during a demonstration following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
Jessica Long of San Francisco holds a “Justice for Oscar Grant” poster during a demonstration following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
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Protesters walk on the West Side Highway following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
Protesters walk on the West Side Highway following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
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Police follow protesters on the West Side Highway following the grand jury decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
Police follow protesters on the West Side Highway following the grand jury decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
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A protester holds up Garner's photo while walking on the West Side Highway following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
A protester holds up Garner's photo while walking on the West Side Highway following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
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Demonstrators march on the streets of St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 3, 2014. A grand jury recently declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Demonstrators march on the streets of St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 3, 2014. A grand jury recently declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
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Shaun Reid raises his hands as police follow demonstrators off Highway I-395 during a protest following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Shaun Reid raises his hands as police follow demonstrators off Highway I-395 during a protest following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
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Demonstrators walk in traffic on Highway I-395 during a protest following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Demonstrators walk in traffic on Highway I-395 during a protest following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
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Demonstrators clutch hands while gathering in Philadelphia to protest the grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall on Dec. 3, 2014.
Demonstrators clutch hands while gathering in Philadelphia to protest the grand jury decision during a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall on Dec. 3, 2014.
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Demonstrators walk together during a protest against the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
Demonstrators walk together during a protest against the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
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Demonstrators walk together during a protest against the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
Demonstrators walk together during a protest against the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
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Demonstrators walk together during a protest against the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
Demonstrators walk together during a protest against the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York.
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Protestors lay down in New York's Grand Central Station during a protest against the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014.
Protestors lay down in New York's Grand Central Station during a protest against the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014.
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Lindsey Ellefson, 22, lies down during a protest in New York's Grand Central Terminal after the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014.
Lindsey Ellefson, 22, lies down during a protest in New York's Grand Central Terminal after the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014.
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Rev. Al Sharpton (left), Esaw Garner (center), the widow of Eric Garner, and Emerald Garner (right), the daughter of Eric Garner, hold a press conference on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York after the grand jury's decision.
Rev. Al Sharpton (left), Esaw Garner (center), the widow of Eric Garner, and Emerald Garner (right), the daughter of Eric Garner, hold a press conference on Dec. 3, 2014, in New York after the grand jury's decision.
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Attorney General Eric Holder appears at the Justice Department to speak after the grand jury decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Attorney General Eric Holder appears at the Justice Department to speak after the grand jury decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
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Benjamin Carr, stepfather of Eric Garner, prays on Dec. 3, 2014, outside the Staten Island beauty salon where his stepson was killed.
Benjamin Carr, stepfather of Eric Garner, prays on Dec. 3, 2014, outside the Staten Island beauty salon where his stepson was killed.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares to speak following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares to speak following the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014.
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President Barack Obama speaks during the last session of The White House Tribal Nations Conference on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C., where he commented on the strained relationship between police and minority communities.
President Barack Obama speaks during the last session of The White House Tribal Nations Conference on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C., where he commented on the strained relationship between police and minority communities.
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Representative Gregory Meeks (center) places his hands in the “don't shoot” position while speaking with members of the New York congressional delegation, including Representative Hakeem Jeffries (left) and Representative Joseph Crowley, after the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Representative Gregory Meeks (center) places his hands in the “don't shoot” position while speaking with members of the New York congressional delegation, including Representative Hakeem Jeffries (left) and Representative Joseph Crowley, after the grand jury's decision on Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
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