“We Are All Trayvon Martin”: Photos and Video from the Million Hoodie March

 

Hundreds of protesters gathered in New York City Wednesday for the “Million Hoodie March,” a memorial of sorts for Trayvon Martin—the teenager gunned down by a neighborhood watch volunteer in the Orlando, Florida suburb of Sanford. Some carried Skittles and iced tea, as Martin did that night. “My son is your son,” Martin’s mother, Sabrina Fulton, told the crowd. “This is not about black and white—this is about right and wrong.” Tim McDonnell and James West were on the scene, and Josh Harkinson joined the march later on, after it merged with an Occupy Wall Street contingent. Here’s what they saw, in video, photos, and tweets.

James‘ photos of the Million Hoodie March:

 The crowd filled Times Square, chanting and mic-checking.

 Nysheva Starr after leading the crowd in a passionate speech (see video).

The march made its way down Broadway, a large police contingent always nearby.

Most protesters wore hoodies, the garment that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman said made him suspicious of Martin.

Among the chants: “We Are All Trayvon Martin.” 

 Later in the evening, the march headed toward Union Square, where a contingent of Occupy Wall Street protesters had already settled in. Josh Harkinson explains: 

 

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