Protests carried on Thursday night in New York City.

Thousands took to the streets to demonstrate in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a cop who killed an unarmed Staten Island man named Eric Garner by way of a chokehold.

Protestors convened in downtown's Foley Square at 6 p.m. before heading to the West Side Highway and eventually up Broadway and over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Other groups gathered in Harlem and in Times Square. All told, 223 people were arrested for disorderly conduct and refusal to clear the streets, said ABC News.


Demonstrations are expected to carry on through the weekend, and a massive protest called the Millions March is scheduled for Saturday, December 13.

"We need to unite and go into the streets and put a stop to this!" the event's Facebook page reads. "There is power in numbers. So we are going to go all out on Saturday 13 December."