After an explosive murder case over racial discrimination blew up in the media, citizens have united tonight in Union Square, New York City, in support of the 17 year-old boy who was killed in Florida last month. Activists for Martin’s justice are standing together with protesters over the lack of attention brought to this case by Florida prosecutors, ultimately resulting in the freedom of the accused murderer, George Zimmerman. Marchers have dubbed the march “Million Hoodies” in support of what Martin was wearing the day he was killed, a hoodie.
Celebrities have been a large part of this movement and spotlight of media attention. Filmmaker Michael Moore, also an advocate of the Occupy Wall Street movement, is in attendance tonight in New York. Here are ground reports of the rally taking place tonight.
— Andrew Katz (@katz) March 22, 2012
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 21, 2012
— Elon James White (@elonjames) March 21, 2012
Protesters chanting "we are all Trayvon Martin" filling the street for a long city block in Chelsea pic.twitter.com/w7chN55P
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) March 21, 2012
— KIMaSutra (@KIMosahbii) March 21, 2012
— ♻ (@taylorenee) March 21, 2012
— NYC ISO (@nyciso) March 21, 2012
— Socialist Worker (@SocialistViews) March 21, 2012
— Allison Palmer (@allisonpalmer) March 21, 2012
— ShauneeV (@sistrenista) March 22, 2012
— EbonieJohnsonCooper (@EJCThatsMe) March 22, 2012
Twitchy will continue to monitor the rally and update this post as needed.