‘I Can’t Breathe’- Voice of Youth young people take up the challenge because black lives matter

Latest news from the Voice of Youth Project in Hackney. The young people are asking other young people’s groups to take up the ‘I can’t breathe’ challenge

I can’t breathe

December 30, 2014

Manor youth group sings the ‘I can’t breathe’ challenge set by actor Samuel L Jackson, in solidarity with struggles against violent racist policing.

“The “Pulp Fiction” actor is the latest to use his celebrity to draw attention to the death of Eric Garner, whose last words were “I can’t breathe” after New York police officers wrestled him to the ground, with one of the officers wrapping his arm around Garner’s neck” (CNN)

Manor youth group challenges Lea View group and other young people’s groups to do the ‘I can’t breathe’ challenge!

“I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’/Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave/Calling out the violence of the racist police/We ain’t gonna stop ’til people are free/We ain’t gonna stop ’til people are free.”



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