Police brutality protests Eric Garner Chokehold
A protester is taken into custody along FDR Drive in Manhattan in New York City as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of New York demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner December 5, 2014. Protesters in New York and other cities staged a third night of rallies on Friday, denouncing use of deadly force by police against minorities. This week's wave of angry but largely peaceful protests began Wednesday when a New York grand jury declined to bring charges against white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Garner, a black 43-year-old father of six. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Nationwide protests against police officers’ use of force that caused the deaths of African-Americans Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice and others continued for the third night Friday after a grand jury announced its decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer whose chokehold led to Garner's death. Protesters marched through New York, Miami, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles and other cities.

Marchers in various cities shouted, "Hands up, don't shoot," according to social media reports on Twitter and Instagram. About 1,000 protesters marched through Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts in an event organized through Facebook, the Wall Street Journal reported. More than 100 protesters in New York lay silently outside Apple's Fifth Avenue store near Central Park, while others demonstrated in New York's Grand Central Station and Union Square. About 100 protesters in New Orleans laid around a Christmas tree in a mall, according to a local newspaper. And demonstrators in Jefferson City, Missouri, held a rally inside the state capitol, hosted by the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), after walking 130 miles from Ferguson, where Brown died, ABC News reported.

Twitter users posted the hashtags #EricGarner, #ICantBreathe, #MikeBrown, #NoJusticeNoPeace, #PoliceRunState and others to sort their photos and videos of protesters staging “die-ins” by laying on streets, sidewalks, college campuses, storefronts and other highly trafficked areas.

On Thursday night and early Friday morning, more than 200 protesters were arrested in New York City, primarily for refusing to clear the streets and for disorderly conduct. Ten people were reportedly arrested in Boston after protests Thursday. Dozens more protests are planned for Saturday.