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Pussy Riot Release Video To Protest Police Violence

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Two members of Pussy Riot have released a new English-language music video dedicated to Eric Garner, an unarmed African American who was killed when a New York City police officer put him in a fatal chokehold.

In their video, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are shown being buried alive while dressed in Russian riot police uniforms.

The song is titled "I Can't Breathe," the last words of Eric Garner captured on video by a bystander.

A message on Pussy Riot’s Youtube page says the song also is “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.”

Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were jailed in Russia in 2012 for staging a protest against President Vladimir Putin at a Moscow cathedral.

They were released on a pardon in December 2013, several months before completing their two-year sentences.

With reporting by AP
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