Protestors in OKC Rally for Trayvon Martin
OKLAHOMA CITY- Just one day after thousands of protestors met in more than 100 cities to remember Trayvon Martin, Oklahoma City held its own rally.
Protestors say they would like to see federal civil rights charges filed against George Zimmerman, the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
And they’re also calling for a change to the ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.
The brutal July sun couldn’t keep hundreds from packing the corners of Mickey Mantle Dr. and Reno in Bricktown on Sunday.
Raynetta Shabazza said, “I’m proud of everybody out here for coming and standing together.”
Shabazza brought her grandchildren, including 3-year-old Noah Ash, who was clutching his skittles and Arizona Ice Tea.
She said, “I brought him out here because I don’t want him to be another Trayvon Martin. We have too many Trayvon Martins that’s leaving us.”
Carlos Jordan said, “We all out here have Trayvons. You know all races, all colors. You know, it can happen to any of us.”
Garland Pruitt, president of the Oklahoma City NAACP, said, “We respect the decision but we don’t like it, we don’t agree with it and we don’t support it.”
The NAACP also passed out voter registration forms, urging people to speak out against ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.
Pruitt said, “Stand Your ground’ is an increase in just making life more dangerous for all of us. Any time you can’t walk to the store and come home and get killed and don’t get justice, we got a problem with that.”
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