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While Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were inside meeting Beyonce and Jay-Z and watching a Nets game, about 400 people protested outside for about four hours.
A protestor outside the Barclays Center mimics choking during a demonstration against the police killing of Eric Garner.
Several die-ins were held directly outside the arena as well as on the surrounding streets.
A few marches around the area of the Barclays Center took place over the evening.
Protestors linked arms, blocking the intersection of Fort Greene Place and Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues.
A demonstrator holds a sign with a drawing of Eric Garner outside the Barclays Center.
A cab driver seems more amused than annoyed at the fact that he was prevented from accessing Atlantic Avenue due to the protest and had to reverse down the street.
Helicopter searchlights illuminated the skies above the neighborhood for hours.
Barricades were erected outside the arena, providing a narrow passageway into the building.
In perhaps a mocking nod to the Duke and Duchess' presence in Brooklyn, some protestors wore tiaras.
In another march around the area, protestors again took to the streets.
Names of those who were killed by police were read aloud to the group.
Russell Simmons made a brief appearance to lend his support to the protest.
Eric Garner’s son Eric arrived with Simmons to witness the demonstration and say a few words of gratitude.
The protest moved across the street to the Atlantic Center Mall after about three hours.
Demonstrators filled two floors of the shopping center and packed the elevators.
Although they did not enter Target, the protestors rallied directly outside briefly before moving on.
The Nets still playing, most headed back to the arena to see the action through to the end of the game.
A protestor and a police officer faced off wordlessly for several minutes.
The protest was kettled for about 30 minutes by NYPD crowd control netting as Nets fans exited the arena.
There was one arrest, after some demonstrators entered the subway station closest to the Barclays Center and were forced back upstairs by police.
At the conclusion of the basketball game, the protestors embarked on a longer march down Atlantic Avenue, weaving though Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights.
Most motorists held up by the march sounded their horns in support, raised their fists, or high-fived passing protestors.
A man stops directly in front of an unmarked NYPD vehicle despite the activated siren.
The marchers continued in a roundabout way to their destination, the Brooklyn Bridge.
Once on the Manhattan side, the protesters was greeted by the sight of dozens of police, some of whom kept watch at the bridge, and others of whom followed the marchers through Chinatown.