Bernie Sanders gets dramatic endorsement from Eric Garner's daughter

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Bernie Sanders got a significant endorsement this week that signifies support from a young activist sect of the African American community.

While the early Sanders campaign was fraught with awkward run-ins between the Senator from Vermont and and black political groups, the daughter of a major symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement has just come out in support of him.

Erica Garner, daughter of the late Eric Garner who died from a chokehold inflicted by Staten Island police in 2014, stars in a dramatic clip calling Sanders a "protestor."

Click through images from a recent meeting between Bernie Sanders and Al Sharpton:

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) meets with Reverend Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant on February 10, 2016 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The meeting comes after a strong victory for Senator Sanders in the New Hampshire primary. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) meets with Reverend Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant on February 10, 2016 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The meeting comes after a strong victory for Senator Sanders in the New Hampshire primary. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) meets with Reverend Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant on February 10, 2016 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The meeting comes after a strong victory for Senator Sanders in the New Hampshire primary. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) meets with Reverend Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant on February 10, 2016 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The meeting comes after a strong victory for Senator Sanders in the New Hampshire primary. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, raises a fist as he arrives for a breakfast meeting with Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, waves to media and supporters after a breakfast meeting with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, escorts Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, as they arrive for a breakfast meeting at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Rev. Al Sharpton escorts Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. as they leave a breakfast meeting at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., raises a fist as he arrives for a breakfast meeting with Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
The Rev. Al Sharpton embraces Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. as they arrive for a breakfast meeting at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, embraces Rev. Al Sharpton before a breakfast meeting at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
The Rev. Al Sharpton, right, talks to the media after a breakfast meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Reverend Al Sharpton leave Sylvia's Restaurant after a meeting on February 10, 2016 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The meeting comes after a strong victory for Senator Sanders in the New Hampshire primary. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
CORRECTS FROM DEMOCRAT TO INDEPENDENT- FILE- In this Dec. 18, 2008 file photo, Caroline Kennedy follows Rev. Al Sharpton, through the front door of Sylvia's Restaurant, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, Thursday Dec. 18, 2008. Sharpton will have breakfast with Democratic Presidential candidate, Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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The video, released late Thursday, carries an emotional score Sanders reflect on her struggles since losing her dad and raising her own family in the meantime.

"No one gets to see their parents' last moments, and I was able to see my dad die on national TV," Erica said of footage of her father's death in the documentary-style clip.

Watch the clip below:


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