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Protesters Gather Outside Subway Station to Demand Justice for Jordan Neely

A small group of protesters gathered outside New York’s Broadway-Lafayette subway station on Friday, May 5, to demand justice for Jordan Neely, the homeless man who died on Monday after he was placed in a chokehold by a fellow subway passenger.

On Thursday night, protesters marched in Brooklyn, according to news reports.

Neely was reported to have been acting erratically before he was placed in a chokehold for several minutes by another passenger on the train, identified on Friday as a former US Marine named Daniel Penny.

Penny was released without charge, pending further investigation, according to reports. Neely’s death was ruled to be a homicide, local media reported on May 3, citing the city’s medical examiner. Credit: @giligetz via Storyful

Video transcript

- What did he do? He said, I don't have nothing to eat. I can't get a drink. I'm fed up. I'm ready to go to prison. I'm ready to die. And then he threw his jacket down on the floor. For that this marine comes up behind him, puts him in a chokehold, pulls him to the ground, and chokes the life out of him.

What did he do. He said, I don't have nothing to eat. I can't get a drink. I'm fed up. I'm ready to go to prison. I'm ready to die. And then he threw his jacket down on the floor. For that this marine comes up behind him, puts him in a chokehold, pulls it to the ground, and chokes the life out of him.