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Students protest Michael Dunn appeal hearing

By staff |
June 8, 2016
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 Students demand justice for Jordan Davis
Students demand justice for Jordan Davis (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee students rallied in front of the First District Court of Appeals, June 7, to protest Michael Dunn’s appeal hearing. Dunn was convicted of murder in 2014 for the shooting of the unarmed Black teenager Jordan Davis in Jacksonville.

Supporters held signs that read “No appeal” and “Jail racist vigilantes.” Additionally, the students rallied with chants such as “Indict, convict, send Michael Dunn to Jail, the whole damn system is guilty as hell!” behind a banner that read “Justice for Jordan Davis.”

After the rally and the several speeches, the group entered the courthouse where they heard oral arguments from Michael Dunn’s lawyer Terry Roberts and the Florida state attorney. The mother of Jordan Davis, Lucia McBath, was also present. After almost 40 minutes of deliberating, the judges adjourned the hearing.

“Michael Dunn should not be granted an appeal because he murdered a Black teenager in cold blood. The State of Florida has repeatedly shown it represents the interests of white supremacy,” said Jon Mitchell, from Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at Florida State University.

Katherine Drakken said, “We must continue to build the struggle against these types of vigilantes and the racist system that create them.”

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