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'March 2 Justice' Crosses Into Jersey, Pennsylvania



    'March 2 Justice' Crosses Into Jersey, Pennsylvania
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    Marchers start the "March 2 Justice" march from Staten Island to Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2015 in New York City, demanding justice against police brutality.

    A 250-mile march protesting police brutality crossed into Trenton as well as parts of Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

    Protesters with the "March 2 Justice" marched in Trenton and parts of Bucks County early Tuesday evening. The demonstration is taking protesters from New York City to Philadelphia to Capitol Hill.

    The March 2 Justice began Monday morning in Staten Island, the borough where Eric Garner died during a confrontation with NYPD officers last summer. Garner's death, along with others across the nation including that of Ferguson teen Michael Brown, set off protests that culminated with several nights of massive marches when a grand jury chose not to charge the officer seen putting Garner in a chokehold in a widely viewed amateur video with any crimes.

    About 100 protesters from the Justice League NYC began their journey by marching across the Outerbridge Crossing into New Jersey. On Tuesday hundreds of protesters marched from Union Square to 1 Police Plaza in New York.

    NBC New York’s Chopper 4 was over the Brooklyn Bridge when it captured around 500 protesters walking into traffic. Police were seen taking some people into custody and commuters were warned to expect traffic delays on the bridge.

    Protesters also marched from Trenton to Middletown Township, Bucks County Tuesday.

    On Wednesday a community rally will be held in Philadelphia. More rallies are planned for Lincoln University and Baltimore, Maryland before the protesters make it to Washington D.C.. on April 21.

    Organizers said that the march's timing is to mark the death of Walter Scott, the black South Carolina man shot and killed by a white police officer after running from a traffic stop earlier this month.