Nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism. Supported by readers.

Donate

Twin Cities Amnesty International holding vigil today protesting Georgia execution

Minnesota doesn’t have the death penalty, but members of the Twin Cities chapter of Amnesty International will hold a vigil today to protest the execution of a Georgia inmate.

They’ll be on the St. Paul end of the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge at 4:30 p.m. to protest the scheduled Monday execution of Troy Davis, who was convicted of killing a police officer in Savannah, Ga., in 1989. Supporters who say Davis is innocent say it’s a matter of mistaken identity.

The U.S. Supreme Court last week refused to hear a final appeal. Amnesty International calls the death penalty a violation of human rights.

You can also learn about all our free newsletter options.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply