The family of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died while being restrained in an American police officer's 'choke hold', have said the flood of public support they have received has been "awesome".
Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, said : "It is just so awesome to see how the crowds are out there.
"I was just so proud of that crowd, it just warmed my heart."
Garner's widow, Esaw Garner, added that when she saw demonstrators from her apartment window she told her son: "Look at all the love that your father's getting."
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.