Large protests grip New York and Washington

THOUSANDS of protestors have descended on New York and Washington, demanding justice for black men killed by white police.

While the protest was very vocal there were no major incidents, with a large police contingent on standby.

It follows a number of high profile cases in the United States which have seen young black men killed by police, sparking racial tensions.


They include a grand jury decision last month not to indict a police officer over a killing in Ferguson, Missouri.

Another saw an officer choke a suspect to death in New York, an incident captured and widely shared on social media.

Al Sharpton, who is president of the National Action Network, led today’s protest.