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Dubai-based musicians release song to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

While some demonstrators taking part in the Black Lives Matter (BLR) protests in the US have taken to music to voice out their issues, a bunch of musicians in Dubai have come together to show solidarity with the movement in the form of a song.

The song titled I Can’t Breathe addresses police brutality and racism in the US and Europe. Interestingly, the phrase I Can’t Breathe originated in 2014 after the death of Eric Garner, a Black-American who was put into a chokehold by an NYPD officer.

Garner said “I can’t breathe” 11 times before he lost consciousness and died soon after. The phrase has now become a global cry against injustice, especially after George Floyd’s demise. A police officer pressed his knee on his neck before he died as he pleaded, “I can’t breathe”. 

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