Million hoodie march for Trayvon Martin
POSTED: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 8:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — In honor of 17 year old Trayvon Martin who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, organizers gathered in New York City, and called it a million hoodie march.
Martin's parents were among those who marched.
"Our son is your son. We want you to stand up for justice," said Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton.
Earlier, demonstrations in Sanford Continued to call for the arrest of that volunteer George Zimmerman.
They're calling for his concealed weapon permit to be revoked, but cries for his immediate arrest have even reached the halls of congress.
"The evidence is overwhelming," said Rep. Frederica Wilson.
That evidence is Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford following Martin on the evening of February 26th although 911 tapes show police told him not to.
Zimmerman admits that he shot Martin, but only in self-defense.
A neighbor of Zimmerman's has come to his defense, saying that there had been a string of burglaries in the neighborhood.
"It's really sad that he has already been convicted in the public media," said Zimmerman's neighbor Frank Taaffe.
State investigators were back on the scene of the shooting Wednesday, the day after federal agents were assigned to the case.
Florida's State Attorney said a grand jury will be seated next month to launch a new investigation.