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Protest for Rodney Reed in Berlin: “Stoppt die Hinrichtung von Rodney Reed”!

On Sunday, March 1, nearly 80 abolitionists protested outside the US Embassy in Berlin, calling for justice for Rodney Reed and an end to the death penalty everywhere. Organizers stressed that Rodney’s recent stay of execution was a result of public pressure put on the Texas courts.

Speakers at the rally discussed the glaring injustices in Rodney’s case and condemned capital punishment entirely. A spokesperson from the Berlin Free Mumia Movement stressed the role of racism in the criminal justice system and referenced the case of Harold Wilson. Wilson was sent to death row in Pennsylvania in 1989 and spent 17 years in prison before being freed by DNA evidence.

A beautiful photo gallery by Uwe Hiksch is here  and video is available here. Read a full report (auf Deutsch) at Indymedia. Many thanks to everyone from Initiative gegen die Todesstrafe, FREE MUMIA Berlin, Rote Hilfe, Anja Kultur, and all who helped to organize this show of international solidarity.  A rally for Rodney is also planned in Paris on March 4.

Protesters in Berlin demand justice for Rodney and an end to the death penalty.  Photo by Uwe Hiksch

Protesters in Berlin demand justice for Rodney and an end to the death penalty.
Photos by Uwe Hiksch

Protesters in Berlin demand justice for Rodney and an end to the death penalty.  Photo by Uwe Hiksch

Protesters in Berlin demand justice for Rodney and an end to the death penalty.  Photo by Uwe Hikschv

Protesters in Berlin demand justice for Rodney and an end to the death penalty.  Photo by Uwe Hiksch

 Protesters outside the Brandenburg Gate

Protesters in Berlin demand justice for Rodney and an end to the death penalty.  Photo by Uwe Hiksch“For a society without prisons! Free Mumia – Free them all!”

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Protest for Rodney Reed in Berlin

Supporters of Rodney Reed have organized a protest in Berlin! On Sunday, March 1, take a stand for Rodney at the US Embassy in Pariser Platz at 15:00. The German language announcement can be read in full here. As the organizers say:

No state has the right to kill people , not by the military, the police nor thedeath penalty! That is why we say : #dontshoot #wecantbreathe and do away with the death penalty !

A German translation of  Jordan Smith’s excellent article “Is Texas Getting Ready to Execute an Innocent Man?”  is available here  from Indymedia.