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‘I can’t breathe!’ Australia must look in the mirror to see our own deaths in custody

I can’t breathe, please! Let me up, please! I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!

These words are not the words of George Floyd or Eric Garner. They weren’t uttered on the streets of Minneapolis or New York.

  • Thalia Anthony
  • The Conversation

These are the final words of a 26-year-old Dunghutti man who died in a prison in south-eastern Sydney.

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