7th Annual March to Stop Executions

On Saturday October 28, over 200 anti-death penalty activists gathered in Austin for the 7th annual march to stop executions. Twenty-four of us from Houston rode on the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement bus to join the marchers in Austin. We had a really interesting mix of people on the bus: for a lot of us, it was our very first time marching against the death penalty. We also had family members of Joseph Nichols, who is currently on death row, join us. Several members of GRACE (www.gracelaw.org) came on the trip, some of whom were interns from Australia. We also had people from England and Holland, as well as members from TDPAM and others who have been involved in the struggle for awhile and continue to work against the death penalty. After getting a late start, we actually got to Austin a little early. At 3pm, the marchers met at the governor's mansion for a rally. Afterwards, we marched down Congress Ave to City Hall. Among the protestors were organizations representing a good mix of older and younger activists. A rally at City Hall included speakers and music by Austin musicians. The speakers were mainly family members of the executed, of murder victims, and of men who sit on death row today. || Photos

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