Police and protesters clashed in California last night as the public expressed anger over a court's decision not to indict a white police officer over the "choke hold" death of an unarmed black man.
Demonstrations turned violent as missiles were thrown at police and windows were smashed in Berkeley as residents reacted over Wednesday's grand jury decision not to take further action over the death of Eric Garner.
Garner's death sparked public outcry after he was captured on video gasping "I can't breathe" while he was being arrested for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
US citizens had protested peacefully in New York and Boston earlier this week but yesterday's demonstration became more heated and local media reported that tear gas and smoke bombs had to be used to disperse the crowd.
A woman who filmed Eric Garner being put into a choke hold by a New York officer tells ITV News he was treated 'like a dog on the street'
Activists see a straight line from Ferguson to New York City; the police shooting of Michael Brown to the police choking of Eric Garner.