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Where there is action, there is opportunity for progress.
Yesterday, hundreds descended on New York’s Union Square to demand justice for the callous murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed high schooler who was shot by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman claimed he felt “threatened” by Martin, whom he chased against police instruction when he called 911 to let them know a “suspicious” person was in his neighborhood. The baby-faced Martin, who was headed back from the store to watch a basketball game with his father, was reportedly “armed” with Skittles and an iced tea. In 911 recordings from neighbors, you can hear the teen screaming for help, and then the single gunshot that silenced him.
Black Enterprise’s Veronica Buapim headed out to Union Square to interview protestors who rallied around Martin’s parents, demanded Zimmerman’s arrest and asked the inevitable question: what’s next?
Video produced, shot and edited by Deven Clarke