Trayvon Martin Tragedy Inspires 'Million Hoodie March' In NYC
1 year ago
Rally designed to end racial profiling
The unamred, 17-year old Martin was gunned down in Florida by Neighborhood Watch member George Zimmerman, who claims that Martin looked "suspicious" while walking through his neighborhood. Martin was wearing a hoodie at the time.
In a message posted on their website, the organization says:
Throw on your hoodies and come gather in Union Square to show your support for justice for Trayvon Martin!
A black person in a hoodie isn’t automatically “suspicious”. Let’s put an end to racial profiling!
**WEDNESDAY, March 21st is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
We’re going to be gathering in Union Square at 6PM and march to the UN!
People not located in NYC are encouraged to organize their own "Hoodie Marches" in their city. Those in support can also upload pictures of themselves wearing hoodies to Facebook, twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies.
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