On Saturday, 100 cities held rallies organized by the National Action Network for Trayvon Martin, where large crowds demanded a federal civil rights investigation into the fatal shooting of the unarmed teen. “Trayvon could have been anyone’s child,” Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, said at a rally in Miami. “That’s the message that’s being sent to the world.” Celebrities, lawmakers, and religious leaders also joined the rallies on Saturday, which follow a series oflargely peaceful protests since George Zimmerman’s verdict.
One day after President Obama delivered a surprise speech on race, protesters made their own statements against racism and profiling in America.
1. A 6-year-old’s sign in Miami, Florida read “I am not a suspect”: