Students from across the state of Florida gathered today at the Seminole County Courthouse on Monday to demand justice for Trayvon Martin. The 15-year-old black teenager was followed, confronted and killed three weeks ago by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed Neighborhood Watch captain in Sanford, Florida. Martin’s crime? Apparently, being young, black and wearing a hoodie in a predominately white neighborhood.
To date, Zimmerman has not been charged with a crime.
More than 30 Florida A&M University law students took part in the protest.
“If we stay silent on this issue, that means we consent — means we consent to the actions of George Zimmerman and that we don’t think anything is wrong,” Rontel Batie, a Florida A&M University law student, told reporters.
Monday’s rally is the first of several planned across the state of Florida.
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