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UPDATE: Organizers take to street to "force justice" for officer-involved shooting victim Tony Robinson

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Protesters upset over the deadly officer-involved shooting of Tony Robinson are marching from downtown Madison to the scene of the shooting on Williamson Street.

Our 27 News crew covering the protest says, as they march, some have been chanting "police are murderers."

Meanwhile, Madison police officers wait at the crime scene where the protestors are marching.

Stay with www.wkow.com and 27 News for updates on this developing story.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Members of Young Gifted & Black Coalition hosted a gathering of local activists Saturday morning for a debriefing and planning meeting in the wake of Friday night's deadly officer-involved shooting on Williamson St.

One organizer told the crowd of 300 inside the YWCA on Latham Road that "We are Ferguson" after the shooting, referring to Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on august 9.  A grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson in Brown's death and Wilson was the U.S. Department of Justice also cleared Wilson of civil rights violations in the shooting.

Organizers at the Saturday morning meeting in Madison spoke about the urban rebellion in Ferguson after Brown's shooting and said Madison should respond, urging those in attendance to reinforce that an unarmed 19-year-old was shot by police. They asked the crowd to take to the street and "force justice" for Tony Robinson.

Those organizers also said Madison East students will walk out of class Monday in protest of Robinson's shooting.

Madison police say an officer shot and killed a man after responding to calls and hearing what the officer thought was a disturbance in an apartment at 1125 Williamson St.


Police have not identified the person shot, but family members tell 27 News it was 19-year-old Tony Robinson.

Police Chief Mike Koval told 27 News Friday night there's no indication the victim had a gun.

The Department of Criminal Investigation of the Wisconsin Department of Justice is handling the investigation into the shooting.


At noon Saturday, pastor and attorney Everett Mitchell is hosting a prayer at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church on Badger Road in Madison, for those who want to come and pray after the shooting.

And at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Dane County Boys & Girls Club CEO Michael Johnson is hosting a community meeting at Fountain of Life Church which will include the groups Justified Anger Coalition, The Conversation Mixtape, The African American Council of Churches and the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership. Johnson says all local leaders and the community can come to discuss Robinson's shooting.

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