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      'Hoodie March' to be held in Finlay Park to honor Trayvon Martin

      Members of the Midlands community will march Saturday morning in honor of Trayvon Martin.

      COLUMBIA (WACH) - Members of the Midlands community will march Saturday morning in honor of Trayvon Martin.

      "A Day for Justice" 1K Hoodie March in Honor of Trayvon Martin is scheduled to be held at Finlay Park in Columbia from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

      Organizers say the non-violent demonstration is an opportunity for Columbia and South Carolina to show support for the family of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed last month in Florida.

      The black Florida teenager was shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain who has not been charged and said he shot in self-defense.

      A newly proposed bill in South Carolina would remove a legal protection giving people the right to use deadly force.

      Denmark Rep. Bakari Sellers said Thursday he wants to remove the "stand your ground" provision from the state law that deals with personal property protections. Sellers' bill would strike language saying someone who isn't breaking the law and is somewhere he has the right to be, like where he works, has the right to use deadly force to protect himself or someone else.

      The provision became law in 2006.

      Sellers says he was inspired to introduce the bill after the death of Trayvon Martin.

      Those who participate in the march are asked to wear a "hoodie" as symbol of homage to Martin. Skittles and Sweet Tea will be welcomed as a show of solidarity.

      (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)