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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:39 AM

"We Are All Trayvon Martin": Photos and Video from the Million Hoodie March

Source: Mother Jones
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/03/photos-million-hoodie-march-trayvon-martin

Hundreds of protesters gathered in New York City Wednesday for the "Million Hoodie March," a memorial of sorts for Trayvon Martin—the teenager gunned down by a neighborhood watch volunteer in the Orlando, Florida suburb of Sanford. Some carried Skittles and iced tea, as Martin did that night. "My son is your son," Martin's mother, Sabrina Fulton, told the crowd. "This is not about black and white—this is about right and wrong." Tim McDonnell and James West were on the scene, and Josh Harkinson joined the march later on, after it merged with an Occupy Wall Street contingent. Here's what they saw, in video, photos, and tweets.

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The crowd filled Times Square, chanting and mic-checking.



James' photos of the Million Hoodie March:


Nysheva Starr after leading the crowd in a passionate speech (see video).


The march made its way down Broadway, a large police contingent always nearby.


Most protesters wore hoodies, the garment that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman said made him suspicious of Martin.


Among the chants: "We Are All Trayvon Martin."






Later in the evening, the march headed toward Union Square, where a contingent of Occupy Wall Street protesters had already settled in. Josh Harkinson explains:

Later in the evening, the march headed toward Union Square, where a contingent of Occupy Wall Street protesters had already settled in. Josh Harkinson explains:

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caseymoz Mar 2012 #1

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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 09:43 AM

1. Too bad it's all for naught.

I feel so sorry for Martin's parents. Zimmerman is going to walk. And likely, he won't even get arrested, and definitely not for murder. No marching, no protests, no petitions, no calls, not even sit-ins or rioting can do it.

Blame the Stand Your Ground law, not racism, when it doesn't happen. Prosecutors and police chiefs warned that things like this would happen. It will come out that it's the exact reason Zimmerman can't even be arrested. We should still march, protest and petition, though, so they'll bury this stupid law in the swamp where it belongs.

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