On Sunday night, dozens of parents wanted to show that they “stand by their sons.”
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that the Florida case involving Trayvon Martin’s death in a scuffle with a neighborhood watch volunteer has stiffened his opposition to efforts to expand cases where lethal force is presumed legitimate.
Thousands packed the People’s Square outside the Government Center in downtown Minneapolis to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin Monday evening. People from across Minnesota came to the rally to support the civil rights prosecution of Zimmerman in a scene similar to rallies being held around the country. For 22-year-old Kyle Mason, the circumstances surrounding the Zimmerman verdict were nothing out of the ordinary. “The recent events of Trayvon Martin really bothered me but they don’t surprise me, which makes it even more bothersome,” Mason said.
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A rally is planned for downtown Minneapolis to “demand justice” for Trayvon Martin, according to event organizers.
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Does George Zimmerman appear to be unscathed in this police video?
Churchgoers and concerned citizens across Minnesota and the country wore hooded sweatshirts Sunday to honor a teenager shot dead in his Florida neighborhood.
There were more demonstrations this weekend over the killing of a Florida teenager.