South L.A. Students to Rally in Honor of Trayvon Martin

The Florida teenager was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

More than 100 African-American and Latino students from South Los Angeles are expected to march from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the Fremont High School campus in L.A. to protest the death of Trayvon Martin.

Martin, 17, was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., after a trip to 7-Eleven. George Zimmerman, 28, claims he shot the African-American youth in self-defense. He had told a 911 dispatcher that Martin, who was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, looked "real suspicious."

The attorney counseling Zimmerman, Craig Sonner, has stated, "George Zimmerman suffered a broken nose and had an injury to the back of his head—he was attacked by Trayvon Martin on that evening."

The teenager was carrying a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Ice Tea when he was killed. Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, has not been arrested for the shooting, sparking national outrage.

Last Friday, President Barack Obama addressed the tragedy, saying, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

Social media has been abuzz with comments about Martin's death. The Facebook page Justice For Trayvon Martin has more than 140,000 followers.

What are your thoughts on the death of Trayvon Martin? 

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Donna Flade March 26, 2012 at 08:55 PM
It is so sad on both sides...Our police department has always trained us as Neighborhood Watch block captains to never follow or engage a suspect...just report it and leave it to the experts...a young man is dead...another young man's life is in ruins...Florida needs to get this issue in the courts sooner rather than later... RIP Trayvon Martin...G-d bless your family.
Marie Cunningham (Editor) March 26, 2012 at 09:31 PM
You are very right, Ms. Flade. Neighborhood Watch block captains should NEVER follow or engage a suspect. Thank you for your comment!


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