From the sandy shores of California to the gritty city of New York, Eric Garner protests are stronger than ever. It is also getting more and more dangerous.
Demonstrators in Oakland, California flooded major highways and started to throw explosives, bottles and rocks at officers. The explosives, which was Molotov cocktails and M-80 firecrackers, officers responded by deploying gas and arresting eight protesters. In the end, two officers suffered minor injuries.
In the city of Berkley, protests spilled into Monday morning. Some protesters looted and vandalized businesses. One protester was struck in the head with a hammer when he tried to keep fellow protesters from damaging and looting a Radio Shack, she said. The man was hospitalized, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Protest demonstrations started to pop up all over the country ever since the Grand Jury decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who gave the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner in July.