A group of protesters were arrested Thursday at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while demonstrating in the wake of the announcement that a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., would not be indicted in the death of an unarmed black teenager.
Officers of the New York City Police Department arrested seven protesters after they broke from their designated route and attempted to approach the iconic floats, PIX 11 reports. Others who did not attempt a disruption were not detained.
The protesters, affiliated with #stoptheparade, were decrying the killings of Akai Gurley, Eric Garner and others. The campaign comes days after the grand jury decision not to charge Ferguson cop Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.