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Image via Robert MacMillan

Image via Reuters/Robert MacMillan

New Yorkers protesting the recent decision of a grand jury not to indict the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner took their movement to Apple’s iconic glass cube on 5th Avenue earlier today. The protesters staged what Reuters reporter Robert MacMillan called “a mass die-in” inside the flagship Apple Store for about fifteen minutes.

Aaaaand we are at the Apple Store. http://t.co/EINgR3TERb


Robert MacMillan (@bobbymacReports) December 05, 2014

MacMillan tweeted coverage from the protest, which lasted from 6:35 to about 6:50 PM according to the timestamps. MacMillan said that no arrests were made, no looting took place, and the entire event was peaceful overall. When asked why they had chosen the Apple Store, one of the protesters replied that there was no better place “than a big glass building to make a point.”

Why Apple? One guy said police protect corporations not people. Another said what better place than a big glass building to make a point.


Robert MacMillan (@bobbymacReports) December 06, 2014

After leaving the Apple Store, the protesters reportedly moved on to other businesses in the area, including Macy’s and McDonald’s.

More tweets and photos from the protest are below:

Eric Garner protests day 3: #DieIn at #applestore, NYC http://t.co/5S7Qu4720p


Peter Fahrni (@peterfahrni) December 06, 2014

Another one. http://t.co/qu5IlWg1qh


Robert MacMillan (@bobbymacReports) December 05, 2014

Protestors in the Apple store. http://t.co/gITSncO6qg


Robert MacMillan (@bobbymacReports) December 05, 2014

Deafening chants in the Apple Store on 5th Ave. "I can't breath" http://t.co/Fv4qomvyaD


Mark Morales (@MarkMorales51) December 05, 2014

PHOTO: #nycprotest inside Fifth Ave Apple Store. #fb http://t.co/IMMoSnhRUg


Patrik-Ian Polk (@PatrikIanPolk) December 05, 2014

Earlier, #EricGarner protest took over Fifth Ave #Apple store. Now reportedly inside @Macys Herald Sq. @ABC7NY http://t.co/mLDXxa3udR


Josh Einiger (@JoshEiniger7) December 06, 2014

Mass die-in on the apple store floor. http://t.co/sZ3FrHAM2I


Robert MacMillan (@bobbymacReports) December 05, 2014

Leaving Apple store. Two more shots. Got inside. Saw no looting. http://t.co/4MfmWBwT9N


Robert MacMillan (@bobbymacReports) December 05, 2014

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