Eric Garner

Pussy Riot releases Eric Garner tribute, I Can’t Breathe

First English song by the Russian group. Eric Garner died in July, 2014, after NYPD — going against policy — put him in a fatal chokehold on a Staten Island sidewalk. Garner repeated the phrase “I can’t breathe” 11 times before losing consciousness.

From a statement: “This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror — killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all kinds — for political prisoners and those on the streets fighting for change. We stand in solidarity.”