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Rally planned at U of M to protest Trayvon Martin shooting

Hundreds of people have signed up on Facebook for a March 29 march at the University of Minnesota to protest the shooting in Florida of Trayvon Martin.

They’re calling it  the “One Thousand Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin.”

The shooting of the Sanford teen by a neighborhood watch captain is being investigated as a possible hate crime. Protests already have been held in Florida and New York City.

The Minnesota rally is Thursday at 6 p.m. at the University’s Northrop Plaza. Speakers are planned.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 03/23/2012 - 06:51 pm.

    Hate crime

    It can only be a “hate crime” if someone perpetrated a crime against someone BECAUSE they were a member of a protected class. If the victim simply happens to be a member of a protected class, that’s not good enough. If that was the case, every time someone was mugged by someone of another race, they’d be a victim of a “hate crime.”

  2. Submitted by Steve Rose on 03/26/2012 - 04:40 pm.

    According to Police, Witnesses Back Zimmerman’s Story

    Reported by the Orlando Sentinel and the Chicago Tribute:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/os-trayvon-martin-zimmerman-account-20120326,0,6927332.story?track=rss

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