Controversial punk rock band Pussy Riot have released a new single in tribute to Eric Garner, a young black man who was killed at the hands of the police.
I Can’t Breathe was written by members of the rock group and the video stars two of the members in Russian riot police outfits being buried alive. This is the group’s first song in English.
The title words were the last spoken by Mr. Garner, whose ordeal was captured on camera. Pussy Riot, who have themselves been on the receiving end of police brutality, described the provocative video and song as an “industrial ballad” for those “who can’t breathe”.