“If one of my sons left home to go get some candy, and he didn’t come home, I don’t know what I’d do,” said one father with tears in his eyes to an audience of hundreds in Greensboro, NC this afternoon.
“It’s lynching,” another woman told me. “They won’t call it that, but that’s what it is.
After the massive success of the rally in New York City earlier in the week, Greensboro organizers called for a march on Saturday afternoon, purposefully timing the march so we could link the struggle for justice for Trayvon with the ongoing student movement in North Carolina, which was hosting an organizing conference for student activists at UNC-Greensboro, just blocks away from where the march began.
It was not the first protest for Trayvon in the city. A DJ at the local hip-hop station, 102 Jamz, had organized a demonstration at the downtown post office, where hundreds of community members mailed Skittles bags with “JUSTICE” written across them to the Florida Justice Department.
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