US racial crimes march underway tomorrow

The organised protest comes after weeks of anger over the lack of charges in two high profile cases.

FILE:  Fred Scott joins other demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on 20 August, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Picture: AFP

UNITES STATES - A march is being planned for New York City tomorrow to demand the United States (US) Department of Justice to pursue federal charges against cops who have caused civilian deaths.

The organised protest comes after weeks of anger over the lack of charges in two high profile cases where white police officers killed unarmed black men.

The protest, dubbed "millions march", encourages people to physically show solidarity with the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

The march takes place on the same day as SantaCon, an annual pub crawl where people dress up as Father Christmas, drinking from bar to bar.

SantaCon organisers say they'll be scaling back the tradition, which raises money for charity, in light of protest movement.