Hundreds Take Part in “Million Hoodie March” in Manhattan For Trayvon Martin

March 22, 2012  |  

Hundreds of people, along with the parents of Trayvon Martin, took to Union Square in Manhattan to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman, and to also help put an end to racial profiling. (Shout out to FOX News–sarcasm–for having a headline on the situation that says, “suspected racism fuels anger…” Suspected? Sorry, I thought it was pretty clear…). As most know by now, Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer killed the 17-year-old young man in Sanford, FL after a confrontation that came from following the teen because he thought Martin looked suspicious. Martin was wearing his hoodie and only had Skittles and can of ice tea in hand. Zimmerman called shooting the unarmed teen an act of self-defense, but aside from the shoddy police in Sanford, nobody else is buying it at this point.

For the march, people came out in hoodies to represent the attire Martin was wearing when he was gunned down. Demonstrators held up signs, even some Skittles, and did chants  that called for justice. According to an New York NBC affiliate, Martin’s parents went on the ‘Today’ show and his father, Tracy Martin, set the record straight as to why his hoodie shouldn’t have been suspicious at all: “He was on his way home. He had every right to have on his hoodie. It was raining. Why not put on his hoodie to prevent getting wet?”

On top of marching yesterday, people also took to social media to take photos of themselves wearing hoodies, all while using the hashtag on Twitter, #millionhoodies. During the march, Travyon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke to the crowd and let them know that “This is not a black and white thing – this is about a right or wrong thing.” Someone clearly needs to do the right thing and put this man in jail, to do otherwise at this point would be a travesty…

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