It’s been a tough week for everyone after watching George Zimmerman, the man who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, be found not guilty of murder and manslaughter, but it’s been the toughest on his parents.
Sharpton and Sybrina shall lead the protests in NYC together, while Tracy will lead the one down in Miami for his son.
Sybrina addressed the crowd with a beautiful powerful speech that could almost bring you to tears. She said:
“They need to change the laws that we all know need changing, because they don’t work for us.”
She also states:
“I am still the proud mother of Trayvon Martin,”
Tracy Martin took to a podium in Miami stating:
“We will do everything we can to make sure there’s change, that’s our promise to our son’s memory,”
“Trayvon could have been anyone’s child. That’s the message that’s being sent to the world.”
The marches also come after President Obama made a speech addressing the case, and even addressed his feelings on the racial profiling of the case:
“There is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws. A lot of African-American boys are painted with a broad brush,” he said. “If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario … both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”
Check out photos from the scene below and stay tuned for more flicks and updates to come.
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