Katie Toth Protesters entering the Barclays Center subway station are held back by police.
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the entrance to the Barclays Center on December 8 while Prince William and Kate Middleton were heading in to watch the Brooklyn Nets take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The royal couple, currently on their first official trip to New York City, were visiting the game to highlight a "partnership" between the NBA and the Royal Foundation.
A car took the couple straight to a freight elevator inside the arena. But basketball fans trying to get in to see the game had to wade through throngs of protesters to get to the doors. The protesters were staging another demonstration in reaction to the December 3 announcement that a grand jury would not indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.
"I have to go through them?" said one frazzled Nets fan to a police officer patrolling the area packed with protesters. "But I'm with you! I'm on your side!"