March 21st, 2012
04:03 AM ET

Outrage, protests grow over shooting of unarmed Florida teen

Outrage over the killing of an unarmed Florida teen rippled nationwide as supporters planned more protests Wednesday and a petition demanding the shooter's arrest amassed nearly 1 million signatures.
Trayvon Martin was fatally shot on February 26 while walking to the house of his father's fiancee in Sanford after a trip to a convenience store.
George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch leader, said he killed the teen in self defense.
Nearly 750,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org demanding Zimmerman's arrest, making it one of the website's largest campaigns.
On Wednesday, supporters will gather in New York City for a "Million Hoodie March," a reference to the attire the 17-year-old was wearing when he was shot.
"A black person in a hoodie isn't automatically suspicious. Let's put an end to racial profiling," the protest page said.
Zimmerman has not been arrested or charged in the killing of the black teenager. A police report describes him as a white male, but his family says he is Hispanic.

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Filed under: Florida • Justice • Trayvon Martin • U.S.
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  1. Sartrus

    Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman 'Dead or Alive'

    Doing a google search on this turns up 100+ articles. Doing a CNN search turns up nothing.

    CNN Narrative: White People Evil Racists : Riots & Revenge Murders are A-OK, Blacks!!

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