Outraged over the lack of an arrest in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, hundreds even thousands rallied in Union Square in A Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin NYC, including his parents.
“My heart is in pain, but to see the support of all of you really makes a difference,” Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother, told the crowd. “Our son is your son. This is not a black and white thing; this is a right and wrong thing,” she said. Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, added, “We’re not going to stop until we get justice. My son did not deserve to die.”
The march comes after a media (particularly social) firestorm elevated Trayvon Martin’s death to the masses with 1 million+ signatures calling for self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman to be arrested and who described Trayvon as suspicious and wearing a dark hoodie or hooded sweatshirt. Many marchers wore hoodies and carried bags of Skittles in honor of Trayvon, who police discovered with a bag of the candy along with an iced tea after he was shot and killed. Zimmerman has yet to be charged, and numerous protests are scheduled to occur around the country.
CL’s EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS FROM THE RALLY/MARCH
Check out photos taken by CL founder/editor Angel Laws at the rally/march and stay tuned to @ConcreteLoop for the latest developments surrounding the case.
VIDEO FROM THE NY DAILY NEWS, INTERVIEWING RALLY ORGANIZERS