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Civil rights leaders mark 10 year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

 Civil rights leaders gathered in New York City on Saturday (February 26) to mark the 10th anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death.

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin was joined by Reverend Al Sharpton, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, and others to push for racial equality as they remembered Martin.

The killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, by a neighborhood watch captain who reported that Martin was ‘suspicious’ as he walked through a gated community unarmed, forced a national reckoning about racial injustice in the United States. When the shooter, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of all charges, demonstrators took to the streets across the United States to vent their anger and the Black Lives Matter movement sparked.

Black Lives Matter has become a global movement, a mantra, used around the world to highlight racial injustice, discrimination and police brutality.

(Production: Kia Johnson)

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