Filmmaker Spike Lee has erected a memorial honoring Eric Garner, the man who was killed by a New York police officer’s chokehold July 17.
Garner was being arrested “on suspicion of selling untaxed, loose cigarettes” when a police officer placed a chokehold on him, the Associated Press reports. In a video of the event, Garner can be heard saying “I can’t breathe” before he loses consciousness. (Garner suffered from asthma.) An autopsy later revealed that the chokehold did cause the 43-year-old’s death.