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Students, Others March to Capitol to Protest Madison Police Shooting

Will Kramer

High school students and others packed the Capitol rotunda for a time Monday, calling for justice for Tony Robinson.

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Madison's Mayor Paul Soglin talking to students outside of city hall.

The 19-year-old African American man was unarmed last Friday, when he got into an altercation with a Madison police officer. The officer shot and killed Robinson during the confrontation.

Protesters chanted sayings including, “stand up, fight back, no more black men under attack,” and “we are Tony Robinson.”

The shooting death is being compared by some to the killings of black men by white police officers in other cities including Milwaukee. The officer who shot Robinson is white.

Police say Robinson allegedly assaulted someone and was jumping in and out of traffic when Officer Matt Kenny responded on Friday.

Ann-Elise is WUWM's news director.
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