top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Mon Mar 26 2012 (Updated 04/05/12)
Trayvon Martin Murder Sparks Anger Across the Country
Mon Mar 26 2012 (Updated 04/05/12)
Solidarity Rallies in the Bay Area Continue to Demand Justice for Trayvon Williams
On February 26th, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead by self-styled vigilante George Zimmerman in Sandford, Florida. Sanford police did not arrest Zimmerman for killing the unarmed teenager, nor even take physical evidence such as Zimmerman's clothing or the handgun he used that night. Police allowed Zimmerman to walk away without charges under the protection of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. Calls made to 911 by Zimmerman reveal him to be obsessed with young African American males, stating "these assholes always get away." A possible racial epithet can be heard in an enhanced-audio version of the calls.

Rallies and marches have been held across the country for Trayvon, including in the Bay Area. On March 21st, as part of the nationwide "1 Million Hoodies" march, hundreds rallied at Bradley Manning Plaza and marched in San Francisco. On March 26th, the one month anniversary of the killing of Trayvon, rallies were held on the steps of San Francisco's Hall of Justice and in Oakland at Oscar Grant Plaza.

San Francisco: video Video 1 | 2 | photoPhotos
New York: photo Photos 1 | 2
New Orleans: photo3 monuments vandalized for Justin Sipp, Wendell Allen, and Trayvon Martin


See Also: Trayvon, Kony and Jamaican Pigs | Stand Your Ground Laws Legalize Murder | Lynch Law U.S.A.: State Defends Murderer of Trayvon Martin | Trayvon Martin Case Has Roots In America's Racist Past And Present | Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin Provokes National Debate on Racial Profiling | Sign the Petition for Trayvon Martin
01/16/17 120 Hours of Direct Action Across the Bay Area to Reclaim King's Legacy & Reject Trump Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | East Bay | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights01/14/17 State's Proposal Shrugs Off Voters' Approval of Ban on Oil Waste Injection Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia01/14/17 Fruitvale Community Further Marginalized in Politicization of Ghost Ship Fire Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Arts + Action | East Bay01/14/17 Lead Poisoning in Oakland's Fruitvale District Is Worse Than Flint Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | East Bay01/02/17 National Day of Action to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal After New U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | U.S. | International12/25/16 Christmastime Protest Attempts to Cross Checkpoint Between Bethlehem and Jerusalem Front Page | International | Palestine12/20/16 Santa Cruz County Ranked Second for Agricultural Pesticide Illnesses in 2014 Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia12/19/16 Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California’s Homeless Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | San Francisco | East Bay | California | Government & Elections12/18/16 Hundreds March, Rally, Demand $15 and a Union at the San Francisco Airport Front Page | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | U.S.12/18/16 Senator Boxer Calls Corporate Agribusiness Rider to Water Bill a "Devastating Maneuver" Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | U.S. | Government & Elections12/18/16 #DisruptJ20: Nationwide and Bay Area Call-outs for General Strike Against Trump Front Page | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Womyn | Central Valley | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | U.S. | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: East Bay | San Francisco | U.S. | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Front Page
Mumia Wins Federal Court Victory On Hep-C Treatment! Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Thursday Jan 5th 8:22 PM
Trump accuses millions of voting illegally this past election Lynda Carson (2 comments) Monday Nov 28th 6:15 PM
This Week in Palestine, November 4th, 2016 IMEMC Friday Nov 4th 5:42 PM
Bullied Wells Fargo Workers, Corruption & OSHA Cover-up KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 5th 1:24 PM
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, US Labor & Zionism Labor Video Project (3 comments) Wednesday Jul 27th 10:56 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 22nd, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 22nd 6:16 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]