Pussy Riot enlists some rockstar help in their controversial new protest song “I Can’t Breathe”
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Eric Garner’s July 2014 choking death, and the subsequent decision to not indict the New York Police Department officers who were responsible, sent thousands into the streets to rally against the biases and brutalities seen as commonplace in not only law enforcement, but society at large. Among them were Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, members of the Russian political-punk collective Pussy Riot. Inspired by the protests, Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova this week released “I Can’t Breathe,” their first song in English.