Million Hoodie March: Justice for Trayvon, end to racial profiling
Hundreds gathered in D.C. for the Million Hoodie March, days before a grand jury meeting on whether to charge the admitted gunman in the Trayvon Martin shooting death.
Despite the multiple investigations and upcoming grand jury deliberation, protesters say they will keep marching. Their movement is now about more than just Trayvon Martin, they say.
This was another in a series of the "Million Hoodie Marches" around the country, organized via Twitter and Facebook to protest the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and calling for justice and an end to racial profiling.
The protesters say the sometime-weekly rallies have morphed into a movement, protesting racial profiling--the issue they believe is at the heart of the Florida teen's shooting.
"A black kid walking down the street with his hood up in the rain is suspicious? It just makes no sense," says Corryn Freeman, a protester.
The unarmed Florida teen was shot and killed February 26th as he walked home from the store.
A neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, followed him telling a 911 dispatcher the 17 year old looked suspicious.
Zimmerman claims he shot and killed Martin in self defense. He has not been arrested or charged in the case.
There are now several investigations going on, federal, state, and local.
But No matter the outcome in the Martin case, protesters say these rallies have become about changing the system.
Legal experts will be watching what happens in Sanford, Florida the next few days.
The Special Prosecutor could decide whether or not to bring charges even before that grand jury is set to begin on Tuesday.
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