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Title: PROTEST: Justice for Trayvon Martin!
START DATE: Thursday July 18
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details:
Intersection of Florin Rd. and Franklin Blvd
Event Type: Protest
Contact NameANSWER Coalition, Sacramento
Email AddressSac [at] ANSWERCoaltion.org
Phone Number916-572-9680
Address
Zimmerman is free - We've got to fight back!
THURS. JULY 18TH, 6PM @ FLORIN & FRANKLIN

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON - UNITE TO
STOP THE WAR ON BLACK & BROWN YOUTH

Sacramentans Stand Together
Against Racist Violence

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In response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, the ANSWER Coalition is joining the call of countless others, nation-wide, to take to the streets to demand justice for Trayvon Martin.

On Saturday, July 13, George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in a second-degree murder trial. Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a young Black man, in cold blood on the streets of Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012. After killing Martin, Zimmerman roamed free for 44 days before the angry response of millions of people forced the state to take action.

The gathered jury of six women, all white except for one, came back with a not guilty verdict after only two days of deliberations. The verdict is disgusting and unjust, a continuation the racist, so-called criminal justice system that refused to treat the murder as a crime and has now left a vigilante free to roam the streets. The system of racist brutality carried out against poor people and people of color in communities from Florida to New York to California to Texas and elsewhere is on the offensive.

The acquittal of George Zimmerman means there will be more George Zimmermans. They have encouraged the growth of racist vigilante attacks on Black people. This is a pattern of racist violence that allows the cops to get away with murders like those of Oscar Grant, Alan Blueford, Manuel Diaz, Ernest Duenez Jr., and countless others.

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*Please contact us to endorse.
Call: (916) 572-9680 email:
Sac [at] ANSWERCoalition.org
Or message us on facebook

OTHER ENDORSERS INCLUDE:
Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD)
The Party for Socialism and Liberation
The Justice for Ernest Duenez Jr Coalition
Peace and Freedom Party, Yolo County
Brown Berets De SacrAztlán (Autonomous Chapter)
The Oscar Grant Foundation
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