Thousands Take Streets in Protest for Trayvon Martin

Official estimates of the number of demonstrators that made it out to demonstrations in New York and Miami have not been released but photos show several hundreds if not thousands of supporters.

By Jorge Rivas Mar 22, 2012

Tracy Martin (L), and Sybrina Fulton, parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, address supporters at a Million Hoodies March on March 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

"Our son is your son," Trayvon Martin’s mom Sabrina Fulton told a crowd of several hundred gathered in Manhattan’s Union Square on Wednesday evening.

"Our son was not committing a crime, our son is your son and I want you guys to stand up for justice and stand up for what’s right!"

Fulton started her day out at 5am on NBC’s "Today Show" in New York City telling millions of viewers across the country that the man who shot and killed her son needs to be arrested. Fulton went on to make several media appearances throughout the day including an MSNBC interview where we learned that the strong mother we see on television fighting to get justice for her son is still grieving herself.

"He’s a fun-loving guy. He likes to be with his family and his friends," Fulton said on MSNBC, unable to use the past tense about her boy.