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Eric Garner's family marks 2 years since his death with song

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The dying words of a New York man who was placed in a police chokehold are now the lyrics of a new song.

Eric Garner's siblings are releasing it on the second anniversary of his death.

Garner repeated the words " I can't breathe" almost a dozen times as police pinned him down on July 17, 2014, on a Staten Island street where he was accused of illegally peddling cigarettes.

According to Billboard, his sister, Ellisha Flagg, sings and his brother, Steven Flagg, raps in the song streaming on SoundCloud. It can be purchased on iTunes and Apple Music and will be available from other digital retailers on Saturday.

Ellisha Flagg sings: "I can hear my brother crying `I can't breathe'/ Now I'm in this trouble and I can't leave."

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