UPDATED: December 3, 2014 8 p.m.
WASHINGTON (WNEW) — Ferguson protesters in the District are blocking traffic on Wednesday night following a separate grand jury decision not to indict the officer involved in the chokehold death of an African American man in New York.
The protests began late Wednesday afternoon near 16th and H St. Northwest.
Demonstrators then made their way near the White House to 15th and Pennsylvania Ave., where are continuing to block traffic.
Secret Service officers have restricted access around the White House.
A grand jury decided Wednesday not to indict the police officer who placed a Staten Island man in an apparent chokehold just before he died.
Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, died in July after police officers attempted to arrest him for allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
The decision in the New York case comes just more than a week after the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
One protestor now sitting. 2 dozen others with linked arms. More police arriving. pic.twitter.com/rUpHNlJ2Io— Chuck Carroll (@ChuckCarrollWLC) December 3, 2014
Police and fire in D.C. are still attempting to break up the protests to clear the way for traffic.
While protests were non-violent, some demonstrators appeared confrontational as they were verbally aggressive with police officers and chanted “fist up fight back.”
Protestor got verbally aggressive w/ officer. Tons of profanity. Cop allowed them to keep walking, drove ahead. pic.twitter.com/PDDPyNKBsr— Chuck Carroll (@ChuckCarrollWLC) December 4, 2014
DEMONSTRATORS (Lead) are Marching EB on Columbia Rd approaching 18th St NW/Rolling Road Closures... /MPD on scene.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) December 4, 2014
This is a developing story.