U of M Rally Supports Trayvon Martin
March 30, 2012
Story by Susan Gray
Police estimate that over five thousand people, many of them wearing hooded sweat shirts, rallied yesterday evening at the University of Minnesota in reaction to the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
The rally was part of a national campaign launched on social media called “A Million Hoodies for Trayvon Martin.”
Martin was shot Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch member who has claimed self-defense. Zimmerman’s call to a 911 operator in which he described Martin’s hoodie and dubbed him “real suspicious” has been labeled racial profiling by protesters.
KFAI’s Susan Gray was at the rally, and filed this report.
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