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Eric Garner’s mom barred from granddaughter’s funeral
Eric Garner’s mom was barred from her own granddaughter’s funeral on Monday, sparking an ugly shoving match outside a Harlem church.
Gwen Carr wasn’t allowed inside the First Corinthian Baptist Church, where mourners honored Erica Garner, the 27-year-old daughter of Eric Garner — whose death at the hands of the NYPD touched off national protests in 2014.
Erica Garner died from a heart attack on Dec. 30.
Carr blamed Monday’s fiasco on her daughter-in-law, Erica’s mother, Esaw “Pinky” Garner.
“She didn’t want none of our family in there, on my side — the Garners,” said Carr, explaining that the family rift has been building for years.
“Pinky” Garner could not be immediately reached for comment.
“We would not disrespect Gwen,” Sharpton said. “We don’t take sides with that.”