Protestors demand justice for Trayvon Martin

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Hundreds of protestors gathered in Miami Sunday demanding the arrest of the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed local teen, CNN reported.
The parents of Trayvon Martin, along with civil rights leaders and other protestors, rallied at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, Martin's hometown, CNN reported. Rev. Jamal Bryant spoke to the protestors with a "Justice for Trayvon poster hanging behind him.
The shooting of Martin, a 17-year-old black male, on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Flor., has spurred a national debate on race in America.
Martin's shooter, 28-year-old white Hispanic George Zimmerman, was in his car outside when he called a 911 dispatcher and reported Martin looked "suspicious," the Huffington Post reported. He then followed the 17-year-old, against the advice of the dispatcher.
Zimmerman told later told police he fired his semiautomatic handgun in self defense after Martin attacked him, the Huffington Post reported.
Police did not charge Zimmerman with the death of Martin because of a lack of evidence his story of self defense was untrue, CNN reported.
Protestors argue Martin was targeted based on the color of his skin and Zimmerman should be arrested for the crime, the Huffington Post reported.
So far, more than 2 million people have signed ion on Change.Org, demanding justice in the case, the Huffington Post reported.

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