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Trayvon Martin Protesters in D.C. Call For Political Action

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Hundreds of people from all walks of life marched in Washington D. C. Sunday evening to honor slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

The crowd gathered at 6:00 p.m. at Malcolm X Park, many expressing anger, pain, and frustration about the verdict.

The crowd grew to about 900 people as they marched from the park, also known as Meridian Hill Park, and down U Street, a major route lined with bars and restaurants. The marchers completely blocked traffic in one lane, and D.C. police stood by keeping them to one side of the street. Emotions were running high as people shouted, “no justice, no peace!” and other slogans, but the rally was completely peaceful.” 

“My son looks a lot like Trayvon Martin,” one mother said to the crowd. “And he’s only six. And I thought, in ten years, is someone going to profile him? What’s going to happen, as he’s 10, 11, 13, 14? My grandmother fought for this cause. My mother fought for this cause. I didn’t think that in 2013 that I would be here fighting here for justice. Because we don’t have it.”
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One thought on “Trayvon Martin Protesters in D.C. Call For Political Action

  1. If you listen to the recording of the call that Zimmerman made to the dispatcher he didn’t know what race or age Trayvon was. Trayvon was not profiled because of it.

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