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Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker interrupted at debate by protesters demanding justice for Eric Garner

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was heckled during his opening statement at the Democratic debate on Wednesday night by a protester shouting "fire Pantaleo." Further shouts of "fire Pantaleo" later broke out again when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker was giving his opening statement.

The shouted protests were apparently in reference to Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold before his death in 2014. Garner's arrest and gasps of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement, although a...

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News Posted By: theweek - Wednesday, 31 July