Film director Spike Lee erected this memorial for Eric Garner, the asthmatic father of six who died after a brutal altercation with NYPD officers last month.
Lee has hung the memorial, created by artist Adrian Franks, outside his film studio in Brooklyn.
The memorial is a large image of Garner and is inscribed with the 43-year-old's last words as NYPD officers descended on him: "I can't breathe."
Garner was a Staten Island resident who had been arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes.
Lee has been vocal about criticizing the NYPD's excessive use of force against Garner whose death was ruled a homicide by the New York City Medical Examiner.
He created a video comparing the NYPD's chokehold of Garner with clips of a character being choked to death by the police from his movie Do The Right Thing.
Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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