Around 150 attend rally organized by student
By Joffre Washington
For The Herald
Spring afternoons often provide citizens the opportunity to take long, leisurely strolls throughout the streets of Yazoo City.
This past Sunday, however, a group of Yazooans took to the streets for a different kind of walk; a march for justice.
In an event coordinated by Yazoo City High School senior Stephen Diew, around 150 people, including city leaders, concerned citizens and students, gathered to participate in a march and rally to raise awareness and show support to the family of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who was shot and killed earlier this year in a case that has garnered national attention.
Martin, was killed as he walked home from a convenience store by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman. Zimmerman claims the shooting was in self defense, citing Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law.
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