More than a thousand high school students left classes in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday and filled the state capitol building to protest the fatal Friday shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white cop.
The students, some of whom came from the school where 19-year-old Tony Robinson graduated just last year, quietly entered the capitol rotunda with their arms locked. Police estimated the crowd at 1,500.
Once inside, they began chanting the now-familiar refrain to the Black Lives Matter marches: “No justice! No peace,” “What’s his name? Tony Robinson,” and “We are T.R.”
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We went to a vigil tonight at the Florida state Capitol building for the victims of the Orlando shooting. It was very emotional, very moving, and very good to mourn publicly with other members of the community. I’m proud of my city, even if I’m not proud of my state. We sang songs and there were speakers and there was a lot of love all around which makes it easier. It’s hard out here in The Deep South to stand up against stuff like this, but I’m glad there are so many people here ready to do it.