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Wave of protests to demand justice for Trayvon Martin scheduled for this week

by Kelly O'Brien and staff |
March 25, 2012
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Minneapolis, MN - A large number of protests and events are planned for this upcoming week, March 26 through April 1, to demand “Justice for Trayvon Martin.” A few are listed below.

Many of the demonstrations are demanding that Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, be arrested and jailed. Fight Back! urges all of our readers to send in reports about these or additional protests to [email protected].

Monday, March 26
• Gainesville, FL / Rally and march demanding Justice for Trayvon Martin / 1:30 p.m. / Turlington Plaza on the University of Florida campus / Gainesville Demands Justice for Trayvon Martin and Coalition for Justice Against Police Brutality

• Tallahassee, FL / March for Trayvon Martin / 3:30 p.m. / Florida State Capital / Tallahassee Area Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) including students from Tallahassee Community College, Florida State University, and the historically black FAMU

• Miami, FL / March/Rally Against Police Brutality and Corruption / 5:00 p.m. / The Torch of Friendship / Occupy Miami

• Pittsburgh, PA / We Justice for Trayvon Rally /Carnegie Mellon University lawn /12:30-1:30

• Sanford, FL / Rally with Empowerment Movement, African American clergy, and Civil Rights leaders/ 4:00pm / Sanford City Hall

• Atlanta, GA / I am Trayvon Martin march and rally/5:30 p.m. /steps of the Capitol building

• Chicago, IL /Rally/ 7 pm, Daley Center

• Washington D.C. / National Black United Front Rally for Trayvon Martin / 4:00-5:00 / US Dept. of Justice

Tuesday March 27
• Oakland, CA / Community forum and panel discussion / 6:00-8:00 / Nile Hall, 668 13th St in Preservation Park

Wednesday March 28
• Atlanta, GA / Peace in the Hood Rally / 4:00 p.m. / quadrangle on Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard

Thursday March 29
• Minneapolis, MN / One Million Hoodies for Trayvon Martin / 6:00 p.m. / Northrup Plaza, University of Minnesota

• South Bend, IN / One Million Hoodies March / 5:30 p.m. / 1040 West Washington Street, Civil Rights Heritage Center.

Saturday March 31
• Washington D.C. / Demand Justice Rally / 12 noon / Judicial Square

• Columbus, OH / 100 Hooded Men march / 10:00 a.m. / Bradley Theater 1241 Broadway

• Sanford, FL / "Trayvon Martin March and Rally For Justice" / 8:00 a.m. / Crooms Academy 2200 West 13th Street / Rainbow-PUSH Florida

Sunday April 1
• Vancouver, BC, Canada / One Million Hoodies for Trayvon Martin / 2:00-5:00 p.m. / Grandview Park, 1657 Charles St

• Denton, TX / One Million Hoodies for Trayvon Martin / 3:00 p.m. / University of North Texas and


Stephie T wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

U-MN SDS in Solidarity

We'll be in the streets on Thursday in Minneapolis demanding JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!

Lorenzo Ervin wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Please add Memphis, Tennessee to the list.

Ad Hoc Coalition of Poor People Marching on Memphis, TN. will be holding a Trayvon Martin protest march and rally on Wednesday, March 28. Marchers will assemble at 9 a.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 451 Mulberry Street in downtown Memphis. The march will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed to Memphis City Hall, 125 N. Main Street, for a rally at noon. In solidarity to all of the demonstrations being held all over the country. We want to highlight the mistreatment of poor people in this city, racial profiling of our youth, and add our voices to that of people all over the country.

Darla Matias wrote 3 years 45 weeks ago

Trayvon Hoodie March for Wednesday March 28th 4-7 pm

Hi I sent an email to you that was also sent to various local news media station's and radio station's. I would graciously like to ask if you could add our Wednesday March on your page to notify any and all who would like to show support for Trayvon Martin's case. All of my contact info is in the email should you need to contact me, you could do so by e-mail.

God Bless you and thank you for your support.

Darla Matias