The New Black Panther party organized a “Justice for Trayvon” rally Monday at a Tampa courthouse, but the attendance was lacking.
Representatives from the New Black Panthers told local TV station WFLA that they scheduled the event to “bring attention to the broken judicial system,” but only three people showed up.
George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, shot and killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense after being attacked by the teenager in 2012, the jury concluded. The activists told WFLA that the rally was more about the case’s tragic narrative on racial equality, rather than just an altercation between a neighborhood watch volunteer and an unarmed teenager.
Rallies, marches and some rioting have taken place around the country since Zimmerman’s acquittal Saturday.
Watch the WFLA report here.
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