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In New York, Florida, Beyond, Protesters Demand Justice in Killing of Trayvon Martin

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The killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the Orlando suburb of Sanford and subsequent lack of charges against Zimmerman has prompted fierce outcry and protests across the nation.

Yesterday protesters massed in New York City in what was dubbed the "Million Hoodie March." Marches calling for justice are scheduled for today in Los Angeles and in Martin's hometown of Sanford.
 

On Tuesday activists went to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office to demand the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement open an investigation into the killing.

Peter Rothberg writes, "The facts beyond dispute in Trayvon Martin’s murder offer a shocking, if sadly unsurprising, example of what it’s like to be young, black and male in much of America today."

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