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Protesters march for Trayvon Martin

WANTING ARRESTS: Demonstrators in New York City

HUNDREDS OF demonstrators marched wearing hoodies in New York’s Union Square yesterday (March 21) demanding that the killer of a black teenager be brought to justice.

Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Flordia on February 26.

Zimmerman, a ‘Spanish speaking minority,’ claimed that Martin was acting 'suspicious' and he later shot him in self-defence during a confrontation in the gated community.

In what has been dubbed ‘The Million Hoodie March’, demonstrators dressed in hooded sweatshirts - just like Martin was on the day he died - chanted: "We want arrests!"

Martin’s father Tracy told the crowd: "My son did not deserve to die.”


SHOT DEAD: Trayvon Martin

“I don't feel this is the time to break down, even though it's a very troubling time in my life.

"I've told myself, when I get justice for Trayvon, then I'll have my time to break down."

Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, added: "My heart is in pain, but to see the support of all of you really makes a difference."

A grand jury will convene in central Florida to consider the case on April 10.

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