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Staten Island braces for march protesting death of Eric Garner
Staten Island braces for march protesting death of Eric Garner

All too aware of the unrest that has unfolded in Ferguson, Mo., over the last two weeks, Staten Island business owners and residents are bracing for a march Saturday that some fear could turn unruly. The march, organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, will protest the death of Eric Garner, who died more than a month ago after being restrained in a chokehold by an New York Police Department officer. “It’s just a lot of people, a lot of uncertainty,” said Karl Reina, the owner of Karl’s Klipper, a restaurant along the march route. Reina decided to tell employees not to come in Saturday. “With current times in Missouri, anything could...

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