New Trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal is Denied; Protests on Friday

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal. The court has called for a sentencing hearing that would result in either an execution or life in prison without parole; the hearing will be scheduled within 180 days. A San Francisco demonstration and press conference has been called for 5:00 pm at the federal courthouse at 7th and Mission on Friday, March 28th. In Oakland, protesters will gather at 14th and Broadway from 4:30-6:30 pm on Friday. National protests are scheduled for April 19th in San Francisco and in Philadelphia on April 26th.

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