The University of Colorado’s student chapter of Amnesty International is holding a candlelight vigil following the execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis.
Davis, convicted of the 1989 murder of an off-duty police officer, was executed Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by Davis’s attorneys.
CU seniors Susanna Wang, a member of the Amnesty International chapter, and Isra Chaker, student chair of the Forum for Racial and Gender Improvement on Campus, are helping organize the vigil which will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the fountain area outside the University Memorial Center.
Chaker said the vigil is meant to protest the execution of Davis.
“We’re not okay with this,” Chaker said.