Powerful Image: Eric Garner’s Daughter Lies In Same Spot Where He Died
This is sure to move you. Eric Garner’s daughter, 24-year old Erica Garner, laid in the exact spot her father collapsed on July 17, 2014, during her weekly die-in in Staten Island. Erica, along with hundreds of other NYC protestors, marched last night (Dec. 11) to the corner of Bay Street in Tompkinsville for the eighth-straight day of protests throughout the city since the non-indictment of Officer Daniel Pantaleo on December 3rd.
Eric Garner’s daughter told the NY Daily News that the energy in Staten Island since her father’s unfortunate passing, has been “emotionless” and marches during the week in the fight against police brutality. “I felt his spirit when I was walking down to the spot. I’ve been doing this every Tuesday and Thursday since my father’s death,” she said Thursday night. “I do it without cameras there. I do it with cameras there, and I’m going to keep doing it.”
She ends her twice-a-week die-in in a powerful way that was captured on photo and felt around the world.