Rallies And Protests Are Breaking Out Everywhere Over The Trayvon Martin Shooting

Friday, March 23, 2012
By Paul Martin

Jaywon Choe

With protests and rallies cropping up all across the country, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Florida teenager, has sparked something of a national movement.

From New York to Los Angeles, rallies are being held to both honor Martin as well as demand justice in the shooting. And it seems everyone, including the president, is weighing in on it.

Thursday night, Sanford, Florida was the site of a massive rally, which featured civil rights leaders Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP president Benjamin Jealous.

“Twenty-six days ago this young man, Trayvon Martin, did nothing criminal, did nothing unethical,” Sharpton told the more than thousand people in attendance. “He went to the store for his brother. He came back and lost his life. Trayvon could have been any one of our sons, he could have been any one of us. Trayvon represents a reckless disregard for our lives that we’ve seen for too long.”

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