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    White House protest of Troy Davis execution


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     It was Matt Tapie's first protest experience, but he's been following the Troy Davis case for a year now. He was writing his dissertation but when he heard about Howard University students protesting outside the White House, he knew he had to participate in it too. He protested from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. yesterday. He and his wife stayed up and waited for the Supreme Court's ruling on the stay of execution. Here was his reaction: 'I was appalled. I think I heard the Democracy Now interview with (Al) Sharpton that in this case, the Civil Rights movement can be awakened in a sense. We can see how much further we have to go in a country where we have an African American president … but an African American in Georgia can be executed.'
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Outside White House with hundreds.

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