Protesters Turn Eric Garner's Haunting Last Words Into Performance Art

December 10, 2014 10:01 PM

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Protesters Turn Eric Garner's Haunting Last Words Into Performance Art

Three words pierced the white noise of Grand Central Station Tuesday night, jolting harried passengers and a fanny-packed tour group from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The words, the last spoken by Eric Garner, have become a rallying cry for activists around the country: “I can’t breathe.”

This time, the speaker was Chazz Giovanni, a recent graduate of the acting program at SUNY Purchase. Hard to miss in a red puffer coat and Tiffany blue hat, Giovanni recited all of Garner's last words -- an unintentionally chilling monologue captured on video before the black Staten Island man's dea...

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