One Million Hoodies March/Protest

Today, I attended the #MillionHoodies march/protest in support of seeking justice for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.   If you have not heard of this story I HIGHLY suggest you google it, or you can click on his name and be re-directed to the story.  Since the Jena 6 protested and the Oscar Grant’s killing, I haven’t really protested.  I really didn’t agree with Kony 2012, and I did not truly understand the Occupy movement.  I also felt sorry for Troy Davis, but I didn’t understand why people waited right before he was going to be killed to speak up.  I have always been more of a doer, than a speaker/protester, but I knew that I had to stand up for this injustice!  For this man to be able to walk free and not even be arrested for killing an innocent teenager, is ludicrous to me!

When I first heard about Trayvon two weeks ago, my heart dropped.  It is just such a sad story and even sadder that the murderer is still walking around as a free man.  This man could have killed any one, no matter the age, ethnicity or sex, and used the excuse “I thought they were a threat”.  It just does really boggles me and justice really needs to be served.

The protest/march was held in union square and was beyond moving.  Thousands of people, all ages and ethnicities, came out to support.  It was very touching and sad to hear the parents of Trayvon speak.  I over heard a little boy ask his father “but daddy why did the bad guy win?”, isn’t it depressing that someone has to explain that to their child.  Overall it is just a tragic story and hurtful that in 2012 we have to rally for something like this.  If you have not already, I urge you to sign the petition to get the killer, George Zimmerman, arrested :  I really hope justice is served and that this does not just become another trendy topic.

I will leave you with one of my new favorite quotes: “Be ashamed to die until you have won victory for humanity” – Horace Man!  Have a great night!

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