Hoodie march: Remembering Trayvon Martin

Just like dozens of protests that have sprouted up across the country in the last two weeks, SVSU was the scene of a student-led rally on Wednesday, March 28, designed to spread awareness about the death of Trayvon Martin.

Martin was a 17-year-old shot and killed on Feb. 26 following a confrontation with George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Fla.

Martin was unarmed, carrying a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea he purchased from a convenience store back to his father’s girlfriend’s home.

Participants walked from Curtiss Hall to the 7-Eleven at Bay and Pierce roads.

“We need to stop fighting in politics, neighborhoods and with each other,” said Tonya Smith, communication senior.

There have been nationwide protests since Martin’s death because Zimmerman had, as of press time, not been arrested.

“We have tried tough on crime initiatives and they have not worked,” said Smith.

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