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Moment Cory Booker's intro was stopped as anti-De Blasio protesters screamed for Eric Garner chokehold cop Daniel Pantaleo to be fired Protesters called for officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Eric Garner, to be fired They chanted 'Fire Pantaleo!' during presidential hopeful Cory Booker's opening speech, causing him to pause until the yells stopped Footage shows Mr Garner gasping 'I can't breathe' 11 times while in a chokehold

By Luke Andrews For Mailonline

Published: 09:13 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 09:40 BST, 1 August 2019

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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 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

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

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 Manhattan, on July 17 this year

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

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