Thousands rally for US teen Trayvon Martin
Thousands rally for US teen Trayvon MartinActivists are calling for justice in the 17-year-old’s death.
Tracy Martin (L), father of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, join a protest called "A Million Hoodies March" to demand justice for their son's death, in New York's Union Square March 21, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
Thousands participated in the "Million Hoodie March" in New York for Trayvon Martin, the US teenager whose death sparked a national uproar.
On Feb. 26, Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who alleges that Martin was acting suspiciously.
Florida police say there’s no evidence that disproves Zimmerman’s self-defense claim. However, the Justice Department has now opened an investigation into the killing.
Martin was unarmed and wearing a hoodie while walking in his father's gated community, where Zimmerman was on duty.
Here are some highlights from the conversation online: