NYPD supporters flooded the streets wearing black hoodies branded with the words ‘I CAN breathe’ in a sickening pun on Eric Garner’s last words.
Anti-police protesters adopted the phrase ‘I can’t breathe’ as a rallying call in reference to the moment officer Daniel Pantaleo killed father-of-six Garner in a choke hold.
But on Friday night, 100 people hit back at the demonstrations outside City Hall in the controversial customized clothing.
Facing off against the 200 people crying for justice for Eric Garner, they shouted: ‘don’t resist arrest’.
It comes after an Indiana police officer caused outraged offering t-shirts for sale with the legend ‘Breathe Easy: Don’t break the law’ on the front.
The t-shirts were produced by Corporal Jason Barthel of the City of Mishawaka Police in Indiana who owns and operates the South Bend Uniform Company.
The t-shirts, which cost from $7.95 are seen as a play on the final words of Eric Garner who died after being restrained by the New York Police Department.
Source: Farrah Gray