Thousands Walk in Solidarity in Philly in the Million Hoodie March in honor of 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin
The slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a Florida high school student who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, has captured national attention as well as here in Philadelphia.
Tonight Carmena Ayo-Davies, 28 and Jason Moody, 32, of the OnTheCornerstone, an online radio station and community-organizing group helped organize the the march that kicked off at 30th Street Station at 7:17 p.m., the time when police found Martin’s body at the scene in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26.
The march proceeded down Market Street where I caught up with it at 18th and walk with the the marchers, young, old, black, white, gay and straight all with one thing on their mind
justice for 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin and the end to racial profiling.
Earlier today, President Barack Obama discussed the killing in personal terms. Obama said that he hoped authorities would get to the bottom of the case and added: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” The Justice Department and the FBI are investigating the killing as a civil-rights matter. (source)
“Please Don’t Shoot Me I have a Bright Future”