Garner’s family praises protesters

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VERENA DOBNIK

ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — The mother and widow of an unarmed black man whose police chokehold death sparked protests across the country said Saturday they’ve been moved by the thousands of peaceful demonstrators who have taken to the streets after a grand jury declined to indict the white officer involved.

“It is just so awesome to see how the crowds are out there,” said Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, who added that she ended up stuck in her car after protests shut down traffic.

“I was just so proud of that crowd,” Carr said. “It just warmed my heart.”

Garner’s widow, Esaw Garner, said she saw demonstrators from her apartment window and told her son, “Look at all the love that your father’s getting.” Demonstrators around the country have staged die-ins and other protests since the Garner grand jury’s decision Wednesday, which closely followed a Missouri grand…

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