West Side Highway / FDR Drive Protest Causes Shutdown; Closures (Photos)

December 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Protesters have amassed on the West Side Highway on Wednesday night following a grand jury’s decision not to return an indictment on a Staten Island police officer who killed a man, Eric Garner, several months earlier. The highway was shut down due to the demonstrations

Photos were uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday evening.

Cops were seen trying to get protesters out the highway. Some were arrested.

The son of Garner, Eric Snipes, told the NY Daily News that there woudn’t be any Ferguson-like riots in the city.

“I’d tell them to go to the video and see what the officer did, and believe that what he did was a crime,” Snipes told the paper. “I want him to get indicted.”