Mayor and citizens continue protest, retain lawyer

Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

Camilla citizens joined with Mayor Rufus Davis to bring down the fences of segregation in the community Friday morning.

Davis says that despite Camilla being 70% black, there are no black police officers, only about three city hall employees are black, 90% of white students attend private school while virtually all black students attend public school, that the city is gerrymandered by having white voters compacted into one district leaving black voters disenfranchise and having a fence segregating the Oakview cemetery.

Davis added that racial discrimination and segregation is illegal, the city of Camilla is racially segregated and that the segregation must end.

Ben Crump has agreed to represent citizens as their attorney if lawsuits are brought to bring down the fences of segregation in Camilla.

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