Pussy Riot Sings Against Global Police Violence

Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s first first song and video in English was called “I Can’t Breathe” in reference to the choking death of Eric Garner by a New York City policeman.[i] They wore Russian police uniforms as they gradually were buried to show that police violence is a global problem and that police themselves can be oppressed, as when Russian police are pressured to give false evidence in court. They said the lack of freedom in Russia is a “terrible situation” but they have no plans to leave Moscow.

[i] Jethro Mullen, “Pussy Riot Dedicated New Song ‘I Can’t Breathe’ to Eric Garner,” CNN, February 19, 2015.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/19/us/pussy-riot-garner-video/index.html

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