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Via NYDN:

An apparently accidental fire burned part of the Eric Garner memorial on Staten Island, a police source said Tuesday.

“Candles under plexiglass caused the fire and damaged the memorial,” the source said.

The memorial that marks the spot where Garner was choked to death by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo caught fire Monday night, officials said.

And his daughter’s reaction:

lord forgive these evil ppl who burned down POPS memorial this is really sick my struggle still cont.#anonymouopfurguson #OpICantBreathe

— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) January 20, 2015

first my father gave now his memorial burning it reminds me of crosses being burnt infront of mlk hse!!#anonymousopfurguson#OpICantBreathe

— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) January 20, 2015