Thousands of protesters are in the streets of New York City marching in protest of deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police officers.
In contrast to other marches in recent days, this large, orderly demonstration took place during the day. A number of families with children took part, and demonstrators followed a pre-planned route.At times, the march blurred surreally with Santacon -- the sloshy daytime celebration of Christmas (and drinking) that New Yorkers hate on every year.The march was scheduled to make its way uptown to Herald Square, then loop back down Broadway, culminating at One Police Plaza.Saturday's day of action came in response to two separate grand jury decisions not to indict police officers for killing unarmed black men. On Nov. 24, a St. Louis County grand jury voted not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Less than two weeks later, a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Eric Garner by putting him in a chokehold.
MSNBC's Joy Reid has been live-tweeting:
They're heading to NYPD headquarters. I haven't been able to find a live stream, but Tim Pool (@timcast) is posting vines and photos on Twitter.