Students at FAMU rallied for justice on “The Set” for Trayvon Martin

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Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by a neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. Sanford is a small suburb outside of Orlando.

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Zimmerman has not been charged for the teenager’s murder.

On Monday students held signs and passed around petitions for Zimmerman’s arrest and said they would not stop until justice is served.

Ciara Taylor, a fourth-year political science student from Vero Beach, Fla., said there were plans for students to rally in Sanford, Fla. the city where Martin was killed, but the university denied their request.

“Your school, your institution could have given us buses to go to Sanford today, but they said that FAMU neither supports nor doesn’t support the Trayvon case,” said Taylor “That means that they don’t support our actions to demand for Zimmerman’s arrest.”

However, Taylor said that students must continue to fight until Martin receives his due justice.

“We have to be proactive. We have to demand justice for Trayvon and justice for our people,” said Taylor as she spoke to the crowd.

“Trayvon Martin was a student just like me,” said Markayla Carson, a first-year business administration student from Birmingham, Ala. “It could’ve happened to any Black person just walking out in the neighborhood.”

Matthew Holt, a third-year political science student from Tampa, Fla., feels it’s vital for people to support Martin’s case.

“Some of the things that we deal with when it comes to the justice system are uncalled for,” said Holt who is also president of FAMU’s chapter of the NAACP. “The fact that this little boy was slaughtered with a bag of skittles and a juice is absolutely ridiculous.”

Angie Meus is the Famuan’s Opinions Editor.

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