Several hundred gathered in Wichita, Kansas to show their outrage over the senseless shooting of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin and to demand justice. Trayvon was shot while walking home in his Florida neighborhood. George Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed “captain” of the neighborhood watch, claims he shot Martin in self-defense, but mounting evidence shows Zimmerman to be the aggressor. Zimmerman has not been arrested.
Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Representative Melody McCray-Miller and Reverend Reuben Eckels were among those in attendance at the rally which started outside Koch Arena at Wichita State University. At one point, the demonstrators marched about a block down the road to a sub-station of the Wichita Police Department. The rally continued, with protests against racial-profiling and the “Stand Your Ground” law, which is protecting Zimmerman’s “right” to shoot an unarmed child that he chased down.