“We are all Trayvon Martin”, this is what the New York demonstrators are chanting about a year after the tragic death of a teenager. Most of these demonstrators are wearing hoodies in order to symbolize racial profiling and commemorate the death anniversary of a black teenager who was unarmed during the shooting.
Martin was shot by George Zimmerman last Feb. 26, 2012 in Orlando. He was set free because he claimed that it was self-defense. But because of national protest, the city’s chief of police resigned and a special prosecutor was appointed by the governor. Zimmerman maintains that he is innocent but he will be facing second-degree murder charges.
In Sanford, where the shooting incident happened, a moment of silence and a candlelight vigil will be held at 7:15 p.m. in order to commemorate the death of Martin. Geri Hepburn is the one who organizes the vigil. Hepburn is white parent and he has a politically active son who supports Martin. Hepburn said:
“I figure it’s a lifelong thing.”
We will always remember you, Trayvon Martin.