Perhaps sensing the historic nature of the protests for Eric Garner and other unarmed black men and women who have been killed without any recourse from the law, some parents brought their children out to Foley Square on Thursday night. The massive event drew thousands of people, who used the location as a gathering point. Later they marched through the streets, shutting down traffic on nearly every major pathway in Manhattan. But the little protesters ANIMAL found just seemed excited to be outside and part of the energy. (Click through the gallery above for cute activism in action).

(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)