Monday, July 15, 2013. New York City – Thousands attended the rallies and marches in support of Trayvon Martin in different cities around the country. In NYC, after the rally at 6pm in Union Square, people marched to Harlem. These are some of the messages.
Lunes, 15 de Julio, 2013. Ciudad de Nueva York – Miles de personas asistieron a los mítines y marchas en apoyo a Trayvon Martin en diferentes ciudades del país. En Nueva York, después de la manifestación en Union Square a las 6pm, las personas marcharon a Harlem. Estos son algunos de los mensajes.
The New York Daily News reports that, “Thousands across the nation took to the streets to protest the verdict and express distaste for Zimmerman, the jury and the controversial Florida law that allowed Zimmerman to kill the unarmed 17-year-old. Demonstrations in Manhattan and Los Angeles ended in some arrests as protesters clashed with riot-ready police.”
At Union Square, City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) said the verdict sends a message that it’s “difficult to be a black man in 2013.” “People think what happened on Florida is isolated. It’s a systematic problem that affects the same people over and over again,” said Williams, drawing connections to the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program.
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