Saturday, July 20, 2013

Justice For #TrayvonMartin Day (100 cities rally)

It has been a week since George Zimmerman was found NOT GUILTY by a jury of his peers. The news of this verdict ROCKED the United States especially the African American community. On this day saturday 20 July 2013 there are rallies being held in over 100 cities across the country.

These rallies are meant to demand justice for Trayvon Martin.

The rally in New York City is being hosted by Rev Al Sharpton's Nation Action Network and this is being done to push for civil rights charges to be filed against Zimmerman. In attendance of this rally is Sybrina Fulton (the mother of Trayvon Martin) and even celebrities such as Beyonce and Jay Z

Rev. Sharpton reflected back on his immediate actions upon hearing about the shooting of Trayvon Martin. He flew to the city of Sandford Florida and organized a rally to honor Trayvon. Rev Sharpton even chose to do this after hearing that his beloved mother had passed away. He states,  "But I went down because if I couldn't hug my mother, I could hug Trayvon Martin's mother," WHAT A POWERFUL STATEMENT, it shows how passionate he is about fighting for the right of others. 
"Jay Z told me, 'I'm a father. Beyonce is a mother.' We all feel the pain and apprehension -- the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn't protect anybody," Sharpton stated "We do not come from hate, we come from love of children."
"Trayvon Martin had the civil right to go home that day," Sharpton told the cheering crowd. Chants of "I am Trayvon Martin" and "No justice, no peace!" dominated the event.

While Trayvon's mother in in New York his father is home in Miami rallying for his son's honor today 

We lost a young black man, and we do not need to lose another one. ZIMMERMAN violated Martin's civil rights on the night of February 26, 2012. Although he was found not guilty he can still be brought down. I hope you did your part and signed the NAACP petition 

Thanks for supporting and reading 
  Fierce and Love,
Lela Victoria

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