Parents of Trayvon Martin To Attend NYC 'Million Hoodie' March
1 year ago
A representative of the family and event organizers confirm appearance at Union Square Rally
The parents of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down nearly a month ago in an Orlando suburb, will attend "A Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin" in New York City on Wednesday evening.
A legal representative for the family and event organizers have confirmed Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton will join thousands of demonstrators in Union Square. Organizers say the march will make it way from the square to Washington Square Park, and have asked marchers to wear hoodies to symbolize Trayvon, who was pursured and killed by 28-year-old George Zimmerman because the hoodie made him look "suspicious."
The Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, will also attend the march. The family continues to call for the arrest of Zimmerman, who was question and released by the Sanford Police Department after claiming he shot Trayvon in self-defense. As of Wednesday afternoon, police had not arrested Zimmerman.
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