New York- Al Sharpton’s youngest daughter, Ashley Sharpton and Eric Garner’s mother were 2 of 11 people arrested on Tuesday night outside of Trump Tower.
Eric Garner is the man who died in July of 2014 after an NYPD officer put him in a choke hold during an arrest.
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Approximately 30 people came out to protest after President Trump’s announcement of his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Ashley was hauled off in cuffs.
According to The Blaze:
Police in New York City arrested 11 people Tuesday night outside Trump Tower, including the mother of Eric Garner, the man who died in July 2014 after an NYPD officer put him in a chokehold while trying to arrest him, and the daughter of the Rev. Al Sharpton, WNBC-TV reported.
Garner’s mother, Gwenn Carr, and Sharpton’s youngest daughter, Ashley Sharpton, were taken into custody along with nine other individuals who were protesting after the president’s announcement of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, who sits on the Colorado-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. If confirmed by the Senate, Gorsuch would fill the vacancy left nearly a year ago by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
TheNational Action Network, a liberal nonprofit organization founded by Al Sharpton, organized the protest that drew around 30 participants and lasted for about an hour outside Trump’s New York City office and residence, WNBC-TV reported.
Participants were heard chanting “indivisible” and “a man of quality will never fear equality” as they marched in the street and on the sidewalk. Eleven of the roughly 30 participants were arrested for allegedly blocking traffic on New York City’s posh Fifth Avenue.
“In an act of civil disobedience and in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eric Garner’s mom and others were arrested tonight … over President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch,” Sharpton spokeswoman Rachel Noerdlinger said, according to the New York Post.
Others arrested included additional NAN staffers and at least one New York City religious leader.
I’m still waiting for Al Sharpton to be arrested for the millions of dollars in federal liens he owes due to back taxes. Read the report about Al Sharpton’s unpaid taxes here.