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De Blasio to meet with Garner protesters

December 17, 2014 Associated Press
Bill de Blasio will meet with protestors. AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool
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 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to meet with organizers of the protests over the death of Eric Garner.

Administration officials confirmed that de Blasio, a Democrat who took office in January, will meet with members of the Justice League at City Hall on Friday.

The Justice League held a small protest Monday outside the mayor’s home, Gracie Mansion.

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It also has organized larger events across the city since a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict a white police officer for the chokehold death of Garner, who is black.

Most protests have been peaceful. Two police officers were injured last week during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge.

A police union criticized de Blasio for meeting with the protesters in light of the violence.

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