Thousands march in support of Trayvon Martin’s family
It’s been nearly a month since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in the Florida community of Sanford. Though the identity of the shooter, George Zimmerman is publicly known, no arrests have been made. Public outcry over the incident has been loud and supporters for Martin’s family have begun uniting across the country.
Last night in Philadelphia, thousands of supporters took to the streets to participate in what’s been called the “Million Hoodie March,” is support and solidarity for Martin’s family. The march began at 30th Street Station, moved down John F. Kennedy Boulevard and ended at LOVE Park. According to NBC10, the Philadelphia Police estimated nearly 8,000 participants at the event.
Though George Zimmerman has maintained that the shooting happened in self defense, reports state that the Florida teen was unarmed at the time of his fatal shooting.
Watch NBC10s coverage of last nigh’t march, below.
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