Million Hoodie March Planned In Richmond

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Updated: 3/28/2012 5:57 pm
A graduate student at Eastern Kentucky University helping plan what is being called a Million Hoodie March in Richmond.

Student Keith Joy, along with the National Pan-Hellenic council at EKU, are organizing the March to raise awareness of the death of teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford Florida. Martin was shot and killed February 26th by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman, 28, has gone into hiding. His version of what happened has only trickled out from police and his attorney. Zimmerman said he was pursuing the 17-year-old Martin because he was acting suspicious. He said he lost sight of the teenager and Martin attacked him as he headed back to his sport utility vehicle.

The neighborhood watch volunteer told police he fired in self-defense and was not charged, touching off widespread public outrage and protests across the country. Martin's supporters believe race played a role in the shooting.

On Monday, April 2, residents will meet at 7 p.m. at the Powell building courtyard, and plan to march and rally at the courthouse in downtown Richmond. Participants will also be signing a petition to call for Zimmerman's arrest.

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moralesa - 3/30/2012 8:14 AM
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why?!

Vance19 - 3/28/2012 2:30 PM
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Richmond should not allow this. The facts are not out and from what I can tell Trayvon Martin was as much at fault as the guy who shot him. All this kind of stuff does is stir up racial tension.
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