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Community group holds protest following decision in Eric Garner case

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Outrage over that decision not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man is stirring up protests across the country including right here in the Lowcountry.

On Thursday, just over a dozen protesters came out to the corner of Meeting and Broad streets near the Federal Courthouse in downtown Charleston.

Many were holding signs and all were demanding justice. The most recent protest comes after a New York grand jury decided not to indict one of its police officers.

This after his chokehold led to the death of 54-year-old Eric Garner.

Protesters in downtown Charleston said they won't stop until the racism stops. Leaders argued there's not enough outrage over Garner's death, or the lack of any charges against the officer.

They say today's stand is in support of the Garner family, and also to send a message that all lives matter.

The group is working to move their protests to the national level.

On Dec. 13, the National Action Network will march in Washington.

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