A rally — billed as a way to support Trayvon Martin after Saturday’s “not guilty” verdict of George Zimmerman in the Florida shooting case — will be held Monday night in Minneapolis.
The “#HoodiesUp for Trayvon Rally” is being organized by MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change. It starts at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.
Organizers say on the Facebook invitation:
“There will be NO justice for Trayvon or the thousands of others like him who face racial profiling, mass incarceration, police brutality, and a criminal injustice system that allows people of color to be murdered time and time again with no consequences whatsoever.
“Thus we ask you to stand up on your block, in your community, in your city and join us in the streets at 6pm Monday at the Hennepin County Government Center. Come to express your sorrow, your rage, and your continuing demand for justice for Trayvon and beyond.”
Those attending are asked to bring a hoodie or wear a black armband.