Trayvon Martin: Miami High School Students Protest and Walk Out
1 year ago
Students march to corner store and purchase Skittles and Iced Tea
As tension continues to mount of the non-arrest of George Zimmerman over the shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, his high school peers are joining in on the protests.
Since Thursday, students in the Miami area have been staging massive walkouts, shouting "I Am Trayvon Martin" as they leave campus. Thursday's protest happened at Carol City High School, which Trayvon attended during his freshman and sophomore years. This morning several more schools, including Coral Glades High School, Miami Northwestern, Central, Dr. Michael Krop, Norland, Carol City, William H. Turner Technical Arts and Edison high schools have staged protests as well.
Some school principles have sanctioned the peaceful protests and allowed the students to demonstrate on the school field. Of course, some students have elected to take advantage and leave school altogether.
Students at Norland HS organized their protest via text message and walked out around 9 a.m. Principal Luis Solano caught wind of the protest and told teachers not to stop them. Once assembled, the students marched to a local convenience store and bought Skittles and iced tea, the items that were found on the unarmed Martin after he was shot and killed.
These protests follow the Million Hoodie March held in New York City where protesters showed up wearing hoodies to show support of the teen who was accused of looking "suspicious" because had a hoodie on, in the rain.
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