March 27, 2012

Trayvon Martin Rallies Across America

When seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by a crime watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, a local tragedy turned into a national story. Across the country, race relations, gun laws and self-defense were brought into question. People from both coasts have taken to the streets to protest the murder of an unarmed teenager.

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Thousand gathered in New York's Union Square on March 21 to honor Trayvon Martin.
C.S. Muncy
Thousand gathered in New York's Union Square on March 21 to honor Trayvon Martin.
Though a crime watch volunteer shot Trayvon Martin, anger at the police on display at the rally in New York.
C.S. Muncy
Though a crime watch volunteer shot Trayvon Martin, anger at the police on display at the rally in New York.
A different view on how the police should be treated, also from New York.
C.S. Muncy
A different view on how the police should be treated, also from New York.
On March 26, the Million Hoodie March went through Los Angeles.
On March 26, the Million Hoodie March went through Los Angeles.
People take to the streets in Los Angeles for the Million Hoodie March.
People take to the streets in Los Angeles for the Million Hoodie March.
Calls for justice at the Million Hoodie March in Los Angeles.
Calls for justice at the Million Hoodie March in Los Angeles.
Protesters in Denver, Colorado call for peace on March 26.
Kelsey Whipple
Protesters in Denver, Colorado call for peace on March 26.
While other protesters in Denver, Colorado refuse to rest until action is taken against George Zimmerman, the crime watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.
Kelsey Whipple
While other protesters in Denver, Colorado refuse to rest until action is taken against George Zimmerman, the crime watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.
In Miami, LeBron James posted a photo of himself and the Miami Heat in hoodies, with the hashtags #WeAreTrayvonMartin, #Hoodies, #Stereotyped and #WeWantJustice."
LeBron James
In Miami, LeBron James posted a photo of himself and the Miami Heat in hoodies, with the hashtags #WeAreTrayvonMartin, #Hoodies, #Stereotyped and #WeWantJustice."
In California, Occupy Oakland finds renewed purpose in the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Kate Conge
In California, Occupy Oakland finds renewed purpose in the murder of Trayvon Martin.