Citizens gather Sunday in front of the Boone County Courthouse in support of Rodney Reed. Reed, an inmate in Texas, was awaiting his scheduled execution Wednesday until an appeals court stayed his death indefinitely. Activist Shaun King and The Action PAC called for nationwide support for Reed’s exoneration, a call that reached Columbia. Valerie Berta organized Columbia’s rally for Rodney Reed, and, despite the rain, citizens arrived to show their support.

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