#BlackLivesMatter: Broadway Takes to Twitter and Responds to Grand Jury Decision on Eric Garner's Death

News   #BlackLivesMatter: Broadway Takes to Twitter and Responds to Grand Jury Decision on Eric Garner's Death The Broadway community mobilized Dec. 3, when a Staten Island grand jury made the decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo, whose actions resulted in the death of Eric Garner July 17. Members of the theatre community took to Twitter and responded to the controversy over social media.

Following the announcement, protestors took to the streets of New York City with signs reading "Black Lives Matter." They moved towards Rockefeller Center, where the annual Christmas tree lighting was being held and featured performances from Broadway stars Idina Menzel, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, the Rockettes and more.

Members of the Broadway community used the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter to express their thoughts and reactions to the protests and the grandy jury's decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The decision comes just a week after a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, chose to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting and killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. 

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