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Hoodies for Trayvon

On 21 March, Occupy activists joined thousands of others in Union Square Park, New York, to protest at the shooting dead of unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

The young African-American was killed by a mixed-race Hispanic ‘neighbourhood watch’ coordinator on 26 February. George Zimmerman followed Trayvon because he looked ‘suspicious’ (Trayvon was wearing a hoodie).

Police initially declined to arrest Zimmerman, on the grounds that ‘no crime had been committed’. It was not till 11 April, after national protests, that Zimmerman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Topics: Race