Trayvon was shot to death last month by 28-year-old self-appointed Neighborhood Watch “captain” George Zimmerman, who claims he was acting in self-defense.
Just moments before pulling the trigger, Zimmerman was on the phone with 911 dispatch, reporting he spotted a suspicious black man in his majority white subdivision. The 911 dispatcher told Zimmerman not to approach the man. But Zimmerman ignored that order and got out of his car. A fight ensued, and Trayvon was shot dead.
The case has been on for a while now and people are seeking that justice be done. The peaceful demonstration held in union square NYC on Wednesday.
Below are the photos from the event:
Hundreds of protesters holding bags of Skittles and cans of Arizona iced tea joined together for a “Million Hoodie March” in Union Square in New York City Wednesday.
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Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton (with their attorney Benjamin Crump) flew from their homes in Florida to join the NYC protestors
A neighborhood watch person is supposed to watch — not pursue, not confront, and not carry a weapon, according to neighborhood watch guidelines.
The peaceful protest was organized by black and white college students, many wearing grey hoodies to symbolize the racist stereotyping that led to the death of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin.
The protestors carried bags of Skittles which is what the 17-year-old is reported to have been carrying when he was shot and killed by racist neighborhood watch person, George Zimmerman on February 26 in Sanford, Florida.
The Justice Department and the FBI have opened an investigation into the death of Trayvon, and the local state attorney announced that he has asked a grand jury to investigate. The grand jury will convene on April 10 in Seminole County.