September 21st, 2011
02:53 PM ET
The controversy over Wednesday’s scheduled execution of convicted murderer Troy Davis has reached the White House. (watch video of protest here)
More than one hundred protesters, mostly students fromHowardUniversityinWashington,DC, marched outside the White House Wednesday afternoon. Brendon Harris, Howard University Student Association president told CNN, “We felt we had to stand up and say something.”
Protesters chanted, “No justice, no peace,” and carried signs reading “No to legal lynching.”
They vowed to continue the demonstration until the 7pm scheduled execution inGeorgia. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a request to reconsider clemency for Troy Davis.
Davis has spent 22 years on death row for the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail