I can't breathe.
These are the last words of the late Eric Garner, an unarmed African-American man who was killed in 2014 by NYPD officers who put him in a deadly chokehold.
His daughter Erica Garner featured in a video online on Friday in support of Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders - released by the politician's campaign team.
In the gut-wrenching video she solemnly says:
I was able to see my dad die on national TV. They don’t know what they took from us. He wasn’t just someone that no one cared for him, or no one loved him; he was loved dearly.
The four-minute video, titled “It’s not over” has already clocked up thousands of views on YouTube in the space of a few hours.
The response has been overwhelmingly positive.
This really is powerful stuff. Kudos to Team Sanders for going all in like this: https://t.co/POqEaCwpsE— Rob Ford (@robfordmancs) February 12, 2016
Wow. Very powerful video and an audacious move for the black vote by Sanders: https://t.co/vA8aXSLRAj— Stephen Bush (@stephenkb) February 12, 2016
Almost brought me to tears, incredible ad. https://t.co/ywaJD1SXx0— Tom Dore (@Tom_Diddly) February 12, 2016
Erica concluded the video with an unequivocal endorsement of the Vermont senator:
There’s no other person that’s speaking about this. People are dying. This is not TV. We need a president that’s going to talk about it.