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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen hired food trucks to feed Eric Garner protestors

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The protests that began last week in New York City just hours after the announcement that the police officer responsible for Eric Garner's chokehold death would not be indicted were going strong over the weekend — apparently fueled in a part by sustenance provided by John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.

Vanity Fair reported that the musician and model/food blogger sent a fleet of food trucks to feed Union Square demonstrators Sunday afternoon.

The celebrity couple didn't directly take credit for the trucks, but Teigen's retweet of the announcement to her followers and her response to a participating food truck are being interpreted as signs that she and Legend were in fact responsible for the contribution.

Over the weekend, protestors across the country shut down freeways, staged die-ins, and chanted "I can't breathe" ­— Garner's last words — to draw attention to police killings of unarmed black men. The meal provided by Teigen and Legend isn't the only example of high profile figures getting involved: Oregon Ducks basketball players held their hands up in a gesture associated with the demonstrations that followed Michael Brown's death at the hands of Feguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, and NFL players were seen displaying the "I can't breath" message on their clothing.

Further reading:

NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner won't face criminal charges.

Ferguson divided conservatives and liberals: will Eric Garner unite them?

Eric Garner's final words

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