VIDEO | Multiple arrests at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after protesters target route

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NEW YORK (Nov. 27, 2014)– Police arrested multiple people at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday after a group of protesters broke from their designated route and clashed with officers, PIX11 reports.

NYPD tells PIX11 that seven people were arrested after they overturned a trash can and tried to run towards the floats.

The group organized the gathering using the hashtag #stoptheparade on Twitter.  They held signs decrying the Darren Wilson jury decision and the recent deaths of Akai Gurley, Eric Garner and Tamil Brown, all of whom were killed by police officers.

Read more on PIX11.com.