March for Trayvon Martin in London this weekend
originally by: The Voice
published: 26th March 2012
Hundreds of people will gather outside the American Embassy in central London this Saturday to protest following the death of a black teenager who was shot and killed by a neighbourhood watchman on his way home in Florida. See The Petition here >
The protest, called by Campaign 4 Justice, Tottenham Defence Campaign, BARAC and Inquest, comedian, Ava Vidal and Supported by Defend the Right to Protest, comes after a similar demonstration in the US in response the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Trayvon was returning to his father’s fiancee’s house last month after buying Skittles for his younger brother and an iced tea for himself at a nearby 7-Eleven store, when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman, a ‘Spanish speaking minority,’ claimed the teen was acting ‘suspicious’ and he later shot him in self-defence during a confrontation in the Sanford, Florida, gated community on Feb 26.
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