Following the decision of a Staten Island grand jury not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, major protests hit the streets of New York and other cities nationwide, including here in SF and Oakland.

The decision not to indict comes despite the fact that the Medical Examiner determined Garner's death a homicide, chokeholds are prohibited by the NYPD, and that the fatal arrest was captured on video by a witness and circulated widely.

Oakland has been at the center of recent protests following the grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown, and groups like Occupy Oakland called for further protests Wednesday night:

A full week of protests could also be in the works:

SFWeekly also notes that protests could come during Friday's Art Murmur.

Plan accordingly.

Update: Protestors point to same verdict in Ferguson, with signs "Ferguson is Everywhere"

San Francisco, as well, is seeing protests of its own:

There was a moment of silence on Market Street at 7:35 p.m...

... and "Die Ins" staged on Market, shutting down the street for an hour:

And Oakland businesses were warned by the city about potential damage:

By 7:45 it was pouring rain in Oakland, which perhaps sent some protesters home.

Back in SF, police started donning riot gear around 8 p.m.

Following that, the crowd dispersed.

As protesters thinned in SF, it's being called peaceful and successful:

Same with Oakland: