New rally planned to protest Madison police shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Protesters in Madison are hoping to mount another major rally over the fatal shooting of an unarmed biracial man by a white police officer.

They’re asking high school students to again leave class to attend Wednesday afternoon’s rally. Students were a big part of a protest Monday at the Capitol that drew some 1,500 people.

Nineteen-year-old Tony Robinson died Friday night in a confrontation with a police officer who was answering a call about a man jumping in and out of traffic. Police say the officer forced his way into Robinson’s apartment upon hearing a disturbance and once inside was assaulted and injured by Robinson.

Agents for the state Department of Justice are investigating the shooting.

 

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