By Luke Andrews For Mailonline
Published: 09:13 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 09:40 BST, 1 August 2019
This is the moment presidential hopeful Cory Booker's speech at the second Democratic debate was interrupted last night by protesters calling for a New York police officer who killed an African-American man with a chokehold to be fired.
Eric Garner stammered 'I can't breathe' 11 times while being held by Daniel Pantaleo five years ago before he collapsed.
Federal prosecutors said on Tuesday they would not pursue charges against the officer, in another blow to his family and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The hecklers chanted 'Fire Pantaleo!' at New York city mayor Bill de Blasio during Corey's speech, who has also put himself forward as a candidate to stand against Donald Trump in the 2020 race, during the debate in Detroit last night.
Democrat Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker's opening speech at the second debate was interrupted last night by protesters chanting 'Fire Pantaleo!' (Pictured) The senator from New Jersey at last night's debate in Detroit
They were protesting over prosecutors decision not to charge police officer Daniel Pantaleo over the death of African-American Eric Garner (pictured). He died five years ago after being held in a chokehold by the New York City police officer
The protesters cheered after they paused the debate, before allowing it to continue. Booker later signalled his support for them on Twitter. (Pictured) Protesters calling on Mayor De Blasio to fire the Pantaleo in downtown