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Join the Millions March protest in Manhattan tomorrow

Written by
Jillian Anthony

Tomorrow's Millions March protest is anticipated to be massive, with hundreds of thousands of people marching in solidarity for Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other unarmed black men killed by cops. Here's what you need to know:

Why it's happening: The Millions March website states that "New York is Ferguson. Ferguson is New York." The march is a "day of anger" to demand justice, show solidarity and let it be known that Garner and Brown's deaths were not in vain. "...It is a time for people to come together as a community to grieve, express pain and outrage, and begin the process of healing," the website reads. "This movement is grounded in principles of love, respect for human life, and a unifying belief that, together, we can transform our future."

Who organized it: "A coalition of young multi-racial activists led by Black organizers in New York," the website says.

Demands: Immediate actions include the indictment of Daniel Pantaleo (the cop who choked Eric Garner), the creation of an independent prosecutor's office to handle cases of police misconduct and excessive force and release of officers' names involved in fatal shootings within 48 hours of the incident. Other demands call for an end to all forms of discrimination, an end to police brutality, full employment and decent housing.    

Where and when: Saturday December 13, Washington Square Park, 2pm.

How to get there: Take the A/B/C/D/E/F/M to W 4th St - Wash Sq. Take the N/R to 8th St - NYU. Take the 6 to Astor Place.

How you can get involved: Text "@millionsmarchnyc" to 23559 to get updates on your phone, and join the Facebook event. To volunteer for positions as a marshal, legal/know your rights aide, jail support, medics or other roles, attend a training session tonight at Judson Memorial Church from 6-9pm.

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