Athenians Protest the Fate of Troy Davis

People gathered at the Arch to protest the decision to put Davis to death.

The Arch is the usual place of protest in Athens.

On Wednesday night, about 50 people gathered there with signs to protest the impending execution of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis, convicted 22 years ago of murdering a Savannah policeman.

Davis was to be put to death by lethal injection at 7 p.m., but the U.S. Supreme Court issued an eleventh-hour delay of his execution. Update: After deliberating, the Supreme Court declined to stay the execution, which occurred after 10:30 p.m.

Voices from across the country and around the world spoke in favor of Davis, believing he is innocent, among them the Pope, former President Jimmy Carter and the head of Amnesty International. Supporters believe the facts of the case raised serious doubts about Davis' guilt.

jeff September 22, 2011 at 05:36 AM
To the people who executed troy Davis. Wrong wrong wrong. Charlie manson who still to this day sits on death row admittingly killed all them people. Troy Davis has a case that was not giving another loom by the f-ing government. I think when 7of 9 witnesses recant their statement (because they were put into a compromising situation of going to jail themselves or being forced to lie to save their own asses) the case should be looked farther into. But because someone or some people didn't want to admit they may have been wrong only because he was a cop I guess that changes circumstances. I didn't know this guy at all. But to me it sounds like it comes from a corrupt county or department. And to the people who wrongfully pit him to death or didn't even take the time to look farther into it I hope u are haunted every night of Ur life and have nightmares about what u have done. And if the government don't like it let me know I don't give a sh*t. I'll give u my number and say everything I have said in this message straight to Ur coward wrongful killing face. Ty. Rednex


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