Opponents of the death penalty rallied in downtown Nashville to protest the execution of Oscar Smith in the March4Mercy.

People in Sunday’s march included members from several churches, former death row prisoners, and numerous others. The march started at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison Institution and ended at the Legislative Plaza. Participants walked for three hours.

Smith’s execution is set for Thursday, which would mark the return of executions in the state after they were put on hold after a Governor-imposed moratorium due to COVID-19.

A pastor who knows Smith says that no one deserves to be executed …

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