December 3, 2014 10:16 PM EST

A large crowd of protesters took over a section of Manhattan’s West Side Highway and were in a standoff with police Wednesday evening, hours after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man on Staten Island earlier this summer — in a case that was recorded on video and showed the dead man crying “I can’t breathe.”

A crowd estimated to number more than 100 was on the highway and was seen being pushed north by a line of police officers wearing helmets and armed with batons at around 9:30 p.m. …

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