Detroit Hunger Strike to Stop Execution of Sankofa

Charles Brown CharlesB at
Mon Jun 19 12:24:28 MDT 2000

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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 19:15:31 +0000
From: apcjerry at
Subject: Detroit Hunger Strike to Stop Execution of Sankofa

Detroit activists opposed to the June 22 scheduled Texas execution of
Shaka Sankofa (Gary Graham) have announced a hunger strike to begin
Sunday, June 18.  The hunger strikers will announce their plans at
several Detroit churches Sunday morning.  Beginning Monday they will
be outside City County Building from 8:30 am to 5 pm to publicize
Shaka's case.

A rally will be held at NOON on MONDAY, June 19 and all opponents
of the death penalty and against the execution of this innocent man
are urged to attend.  The hunger strike will continue all week until a
mass vigil on Thursday from 5-7 pm the scheduled time of execution.
The hunger strike comes after City Council of Detroit voted to call
upon George W. Bush to stop this execution.  The strikers include Jeff
Nelson of Groundwork for a just World, Arnetta Grable of the Coalition
to Stop Police Brutality, David Sole, Pres. of UAW Local 2334 and
Shirley Sanders, African American community activist.  Reach the
hunger strikers at 313-680-5508.  Your support is needed.

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