Dozens line Willy Street 4 months after Tony Robinson’s death
It’s been four months since 19-year-old Tony Robinson was shot and killed by a Madison police officer, and to keep his memory alive, dozens lined Williamson Street Monday afternoon for a funeral procession.
Organizers said the demonstration was meant for all those killed by police, as well as the victims of the AME church shooting in Charleston.
Local church leaders hope Monday’s rally will keep a spotlight on racial issues across the country.
“There will be an accountability, because we’re not going to forget, and we will not allow them to forget,” Madison pastor Rev. Evan Mitchell said.
People who attended the rally asked for the United Nations to launch an investigation into Robinson’s death and for the community to have more control over the hiring and firing of police.