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New Yorkers Continue to Protest the Killing of Unarmed Teen,Trayvon Martin
New Yorkers have no plans on calling it quits when it comes to the Killing of Unarmed Teen, Trayvon Martin.
Here are the facts so far: The unarmed teen had just left a convenience store after purchasing a pack of skittles and an iced tea. He then crossed paths with George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch member.
Zimmerman admitted to following the teen, saying that he was wearing a hoodie, deeming him suspicious by Zimmerman’s interpretation. Zimmerman was carrying a fully loaded 9-millimeter weapon. Minutes later Trayvon Martin was shot at close range, resulting in his death.
Police did not arrest or charge Zimmerman, who claims that he fired the fatal shot in self-defense.
Since Martins killing the nation has been forced to acknowledge racial prejudice in the United States.
New York is one of the many states engulfed with protest demanding that Zimmerman be brought up on charges.
A protester holds a sign of a gun made up of Skittles,the candy that unarmed Trayvon had purchased minutes before he was shot and killed.