Antioch University Students Organize ‘Hoodie Day’ To Honor Slain Teen
CULVER CITY (CBS) — Students from Antioch University has organized a “Wear Your Hoodie To Work Day” as they rally to seek justice for a Florida teen who was shot to death last month.
The event started at 00 a.m. Tuesday with a gathering on campus.
Public outcry over the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin intensified in Los Angeles Monday night with a large protest outside City Hall.
Protestors rallied together in a show of solidarity, demanding justice for Martin. The unarmed Florida teen was shot and killed last month by volunteer neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, as he walked back from a store with tea and Skittles.
Zimmerman has not been charged in Martin’s death.
The march marked the capstone in a series of demonstrations that were held throughout the day across the city.
The rally brought out nearly 1,000 people, according to organizers. They said their message is clear: “Injustice anywhere, is injustice everywhere.”
“It enraged me that something like this could happen in the United States in 2012,” demonstrator Stephanie Gohel said.
In the meantime, Zimmerman’s friend spoke out, saying that he had been torn up about the incident.
“This was an incident where someone, who was just trying to do the right thing, ended up in a very, very bad position,” he said.
L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks, a former LAPD police chief, called for further investigation.