DOVER, Del. (AP) - Opponents of capital punishment are protesting the defeat of a bill repealing Delaware’s death penalty and what they describe as chronic racial injustice in the state.
A group of 16 demonstrators gathered for a “Moral Monday” protest outside Legislative Hall on Monday.
Organizations represented at the protest include the NAACP, the Complexities of Color Coalition, the Delaware Repeal Project, and Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty.
Protest organizers have said they will demonstrate weekly during this year’s legislative session.
A bill that would abolish capital punishment in Delaware cleared the state Senate by a single vote last year but was defeated late last month in the House.
Lawmakers supporting the bill say they will try to resurrect it for another vote after the General Assembly reconvenes next month.
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