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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Trayvon Martin rally brings thousands to Gold Dome

Thousands in front of the state Capitol in support of Trayvon Martin
  • Dustin Chambers
  • Thousands gathered in front of the Gold Dome in support of Trayvon Martin

On February 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman told a 911 operator that he saw someone who looked suspicious and, despite being told not to pursue Trayvon, he did so anyways. Witnesses reportedly heard a scream followed by a gun shot.

Yesterday, thousands of people gathered outside the Georgia Capitol in downtown Atlanta to remember Trayvon Martin and protest Florida law enforcement authorities for allowing Zimmerman to continue to walk free. The Gold Dome rally was one of the many that took place for the teenager across the country.

Mother and daughter Breyonna and Casandra Jackson

Jalon Griggs, 11, said he was there to Stand up for justice for Trayvon Martin and everyone else who deserves justice.
  • Dustin Chambers
  • Jalon Griggs, 11, said he was there to "Stand up for justice for Trayvon Martin and everyone else who deserves justice".

Trayvon was holding a bag of skittles and iced tea in a can when he was killed, many protested with Skittles and / or iced tea in-hand.
  • Dustin Chambers
  • Trayvon was holding a bag of skittles and iced tea in a can when he was killed, many protested with Skittles and / or iced tea in-hand.

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