‘MILLION HOODIE MARCH’ IN MEMORY OF TRAYVON MARTIN

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Hundreds marched through the streets of New York City on Wednesday night in memory of and to protest the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in what organizers called the “Million Hoodie March.”

The march began in Manhattan’s Union Square, where a rally in support of Martin had taken place. Martin’s father Tracy Martin and mother Sybrina Fulton, in New York for interviews with major media outlets, made an appearance at the rally to thank the crowd for its enthusiasm. ”My heart is in pain,” Fulton said, according to the AP. “But to see the support of all of you really makes a difference.” See report and video HERE

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Thanks to the escalating outrage at Martin’s death an investigation has now been launched by the US department of justice, and the state attorney’s office will be sending it to a grand jury. It took three weeks, outrage and the mobilisation of thousands of people to make that happen. Apparently the facts alone did not warrant further inquiry. From a Guardian report
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Mini Commentary and
Photos © by Bud Korotzer
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FOTO OF THE MOTHER.

I’M NOT SURE WHO THE YOUNG WOMAN WITH HER IS: EITHER A SISTER OR THE GIRL FRIEND WHO TRAYVON WAS ON A CELL PHONE SPEAKING WITH BEFORE HE WAS MURDERED.

THE MAN IS THE PARENT’S LAWYER WHO DID MOST OF THE SPEAKING

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THE PARENTS.

WHEN THE PARENTS CAME THERE WAS AN INTENSE PRESS, ACTIVISTS , RUSH CROWDING THE PARENTS.

I WAS IN , BY LUCK, A GOOD SPOT TO GET SOME FOTOS: IT WAS A  STRUGGLE.

. THE POLICE WERE PUSHING THEIR WAY THRU AN INTENSE CROWD TO GET THE PARENTS  TO THE STAGE.

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WHEN TRAYVON WAS MURDERED HE WAS IN HIS WAY HOME HAVING PURCHASED ICE TEA AND A PKG OF CANDY SKITTLES.

PEOPLE BROUGHT TO THE EVENT PKG’S OF SKITTLES AND WAVED THEM IN THE AIR.

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ONE OF THE ACTIVISTS BEGAN TO SING “ WE ARE ALL ONE”.

EVERYBODY BEGAN TO SING IN UNISON & RAISE THEIR HAND WITH ONE FINGER POINTING UP

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Well integrated protest

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I LIKE THIS FOTO.

IT HAS THE SKITTLES, A POSTER, & A STATUE OF WASHINGTON:  “THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY” & A SLAVE OWNER IN THE BACKGROUND.

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