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Milwaukee responds to Troy Davis execution

By staff |
September 23, 2011
Milwaukee protest against execution of Troy Davis
Milwaukee protest against execution of Troy Davis (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Milwaukee, WI, - Over 30 people gathered for an evening vigil, Sept. 22, the day after the execution of Troy Davis. Attendees mourned the death of Davis and denounced the death penalty and this racist execution. Davis was a Black man in Georgia who was given the death penalty for the killing of a white off-duty police officer, despite overwhelming evidence that he didn't commit the crime.

The vigil was organized by many of the organizations making up the newly-founded Coalition for Racial Justice and Unity, including the Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Luv Brigade and Peace Action Wisconsin. This coalition recently brought out thousands from the Milwaukee area to protest a Nazi rally.

The vigil lasted for an hour, a prayer was led and attendees formed a circle for everyone to say something about this grave injustice.