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Police cases unite diverse demonstrators; stir national debate and protests

  • The Rev. Al Sharpton is surrounded by other civil rights leaders while he speaks during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.  National Urban League President Marc Morial calls the lack of an indictment in the Garner case "a travesty of justice."   Sharpton said that a civil rights summit will be held following a Dec. 13 march in Washington. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    The Rev. Al Sharpton is surrounded by other civil rights leaders while he speaks during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. National Urban League President Marc Morial calls the lack of an indictment in the Garner case "a travesty of justice." Sharpton said that a civil rights summit will be held following a Dec. 13 march in Washington. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • Graphic gives details on the chokehold.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;

    Graphic gives details on the chokehold.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;  (The Associated Press)

  • A man wears a hat bearing the name of Eric Garner during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.  National Urban League President Marc Morial calls the lack of an indictment in the Garner case "a travesty of justice." About 20 civil rights leaders met behind closed doors.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    A man wears a hat bearing the name of Eric Garner during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. National Urban League President Marc Morial calls the lack of an indictment in the Garner case "a travesty of justice." About 20 civil rights leaders met behind closed doors. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

In New York City and around the country, a diverse group of demonstrators took to the streets for another night following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of a black man.

Grandparents brought their grandchildren, experienced veteran activists marched alongside newcomers, and black and brown protesters chanted slogans with whites.

Thousands and thousands of people demonstrated around the country including in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. Authorities say arrest have been made.

Politicians talked about the need for better police training, body cameras and changes in the grand jury process to restore faith in the legal system. But New York's police union criticized the mayor, saying he isn't showing any support for police.