Please I can’t breathe

Human Rights

“I Can’t Breathe’

These are the last words of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man who died as a US police officer pinned him down, kneeling on his neck for seven minutes, until he suffocated:

“It’s my face man
I didn’t do nothing serious man
Please
Please
Please I can’t breathe
Please man
Please somebody
Please man
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
Please
(Inaudible)
Man can’t breathe, my face
Just get up
I can’t breathe
Please (inaudible)
I can’t breathe sh*t
I will
I can’t move
Mama
Mama
I can’t
My knee
My nuts
I’m through
I’m through
I’m claustrophobic
My stomach hurt
My neck hurts
Everything hurts
Some water or something
Please
Please
I can’t breathe officer
Don’t kill me
They gon’ kill me man
Come on man
I cannot breathe
I cannot breathe
They gon’ kill me
They gon’ kill me
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
Please sir
Please
Please
Please I can’t breathe”
Then his eyes shut and the pleas stop. George Floyd was pronounced dead shortly after.
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(Courtesy: Avaaz.org)

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