Trayvon Martin's Shooting Sparks Calls for Justice

- 2012-03-22T17:37:12Z

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Outrage is spreading as more are calling for an arrest in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, last month. He was wearing a hoodie and holding a bag of Skittles at the time. The Million Hoodie march was held in New York City to petition for 1 million signatures asking Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate and prosecute George Zimmerman, the self-appointed "neighborhood watch leader" who claimed self defense when he shot the teen in the chest.

Left, demonstrators during the Million Hoodie March on March 21 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters marched from Manhattan's Union Square, calling for justice in the killing of Martin, who was pursued and shot on February 26 by George Zimmerman, reportedly because the teenager's hoodie made him look suspicious. Under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, Zimmerman has not been charged with a crime in the shooting.