On February 26, 2012, on his way home, Trayvon Martin, a black unarmed teenager, was shot by George Zimmerman, who was on watch in his Sandford neighbourhood. Invoking self-defence, Zimmermann was not arrested, which caused an outcry. He would only be arrested six weeks later, before being accused of unpremeditated murder.
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”- Barack Obama
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Thousands of protestors march through the streets in support of slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. (Sanford, Floride, 26 mars 2012)