Eric Garner’s Mother Gwen Carr Arrested During Trump Tower Protest

2908
views

 

If you don’t stand for something…you’ll fall for anything!

Eric Garner‘s mother, Gwen Carr, was arrested on Tuesday night during a protest outside of Trump Tower in New York City.

Via NY Post:

“In an act of civil disobedience and in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eric Garner’s mom and others were arrested tonight … over President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch,” Sharpton’s longtime spokeswoman, Rachel Noerdlinger, explained in a statement.

It was the reverend’s youngest daughter, Ashley, who was among those taken into custody, in addition to Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr. She is currently the director of the National Action Network’s Youth Huddle group.

Carr — whose son died in July 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by a police officer in Staten Island — has been a vocal critic of Trump in the past, and even helped campaign for Hillary Clinton before the election.

She and several other mothers, who lost sons during police-involved incidents, have spoken publicly against the president during events in NYC.

 

Al Sharpton’s daughter, Ashley Sharpton, and several others were also arrested during the protest.

Subscribe to our ICC daily newsletter.