Black Lives Matter.

In the second half of last year here in the USA, two killings of black men at the hands of local law enforcement captured the world's attention. Michael Brown was shot to death by police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner was suffocated by police officer Daniel Pantaleo while being held in a chokehold right here in New York.

The nation held it's collective breath as it waited for Grand Juries in both cases to decide on whether the officers were to be indicted for their roles in the killings. However, after reviewing the evidence, the juries in both cases voted against indicting the officers which set of waves of protests across the country. I covered the New York protests for Reuters, here is a small selection of images from multiple assignments on the story.

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