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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
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