Wilmington rally honors Trayvon Martin

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Submitted: Sun, 07/21/2013 - 12:50am
Updated: Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:09am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds of people rallied at Wilmington’s 1898 Memorial at the corner of North 3rd Street and North Front Street this weekend in response to the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.

Speakers say now more than ever the community needs to come together to fight racism. They say Trayvon Martin represents black children everywhere, and power can only be found in unity.

“It makes you scared that this could happen,” said one mother in the crowd. “Your child could be walking from the store, from a friend’s house, from a playground, and you don’t feel safe anymore. Our kids are not safe anymore.”

The Wilmington community says it is important to come together often. They say this verdict initiated a coast-to-coast movement, and Martin will not have died in vain.

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34 Comments on "Wilmington rally honors Trayvon Martin"

2015 years 8 months ago

Trayon tried to bash a skull in. MLK beat the prostitutes he used. They are in the same class of people.

2015 years 8 months ago

While the media covers the boo-hooing of the black community, they overlook the fact that George Zimmerman, with the aid of another man, pulled a family of four out of an overturned truck last week. I guess it doesn’t fit in with their agenda of making him look as bad as possible and make Trayvon look as innocent as possible. I just happened to see it scroll across the bottom of the WBTW newscast.

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2015 years 8 months ago

Let’s remember it was Trevon who committed assault. It was this poor angelic 17yr old who followed an adult back to his car, attacked him, a neighborhood watch citizen, and began to beat him EVEN KNOWING the cops had been called and were on there way. WHY is no one talking about this, do you honestly think this one instance is the ONLY time Trevon assaulted anyone? That this was the 1st and only time Trevon broke the law? In ANY confrontation the first one to get “physical” is the aggressor, the one who BROKE THE LAW! Trevon was no victim, he was the aggressor and was the cause of his one demise.

2015 years 8 months ago

why is it no one mentions his being forced, by his Mother, to move in with his Father? Why does no one mention all of the disobedient acts he apparently performed which caused his mother to expell him from her house?

Why do they not mention his use of marijuana?

2015 years 8 months ago

As they mentioned AT the rally they didn’t have to rally for the Chine delivery man or Mr Proutey because within 48 hours of both murders they had the suspects LOCKED up! It took them 46 days (I think that’s the correct number) to arrest Zimmerman after it happened to begin with. He then went to trial and still walked!

Don’t compare apples to oranges people.

The way I see it Trayvon was standing his ground too.