BY HATTIE McCUTCHEON
PHILADELPHIA - The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal has called a Rally for Justice November 6 in this city. The group is also encouraging other protests around the country that day.
Evidence from three different witnesses presented at Jamal's post-conviction hearing this summer contradicted the original trial evidence presented by the cops in Jamal's murder trial. Despite this, Judge Albert Sabo in a 154-page opinion released September 15 decided not to grant a new trial. "We have to keep the pressure on. This government must not be allowed to kill our brother Mumia," stated Pam Africa, chairperson of the group supporting Jamal, after the judge's decision.
An appeal of Sabo's ruling has been filed with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
In the Philadelphia area the November 6 action has been building on area campuses. Informational meetings and video showings have taken place at Temple University; Rowan College; Swarthmore College; Rutgers New Brunswick, in New Jersey; and at other schools.
The Rally for Justice starts at 10:00 a.m. with a march from Progress Plaza at Broad & Oxford Streets to City Hall at 15th and Market Streets. The rally begins at noon. For more information call (215) 476-8812.
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