Anti-death penalty rally to be held on Thursday

Published: Nov. 29, 2017 at 11:55 PM EST
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A rally in Gainesville on November 30, will mirror others around the world, to end the death penalty.

The Diocese of Saint Augustine will hold a "Cities for Life" rally at Saint Patrick Catholic Church at 6:30pm. Protests are common at Florida State Prison during executions.

Speakers at Thursday's event will include a woman whose father and boyfriend were both murdered, and a man who had been sentenced to be executed in Florida, but was later exonerated.

November 30th marks the anniversary of the first time the death penalty was abolished in Europe.