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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 1 | 2 | Photos
New York: Photos 1 | 2
New Orleans: 3 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