Silent Protest Sounds Off at White House Demanding Justice for Trayvon
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - More than one hundred irate citizens led a silent march through the nation’s capital Friday in protest of the verdict reached last week in the George Zimmerman murder trial, stopping in front of the White House to finally voice their frustration.
The march formed at the Columbia Heights Metro station, and didn’t stay silent for long, with protesters beginning to chant “no justice, no peace” once they reached the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, holding various signs all the while depicting a tone of feeling cheated, and justice not being served.
Organizers of the rally call themselves “Hush D.C.” and are demanding an end to stand-your-ground laws everywhere, which Zimmerman clung to in his initial self-defense claim in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012.
A NAACP petition calling for a civil rights case to be brought against Zimmerman was also being passed around to protesters.