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Rev. Al Sharpton cancels NYC bridge protest as Garner probe continues
Rev. Al Sharpton cancels NYC bridge protest as Garner probe continues

The Rev. Al Sharpton said on Saturday he will cancel a planned protest that would have shut down one of New York City's busiest bridges and instead will lead a march on the office of the district attorney who is probing the death of Eric Garner. Sharpton's call for a march across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which leads from Brooklyn to Staten Island and has no pedestrian walkways, had ignited a furor among city officials and politicians who were concerned about the potential for injuries and gridlock during the Aug. 23 demonstration. Speaking on Saturday, Sharpton said the minor controversy was distracting from the issue at hand, so he announced a change of plans. ...

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