USC students march in memory of Trayvon Martin
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:33:12 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH)-- Some University of South Carolina students taking part in a moment of silence and remembrancewalk for Trayvon Martin.
Martin was gunned down back in February 2012 in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was later acquitted of killing Martin.
The case struck a cord across the nation about racial profiling. Martin who was wearing a hoodie at the time of the shooting was profiled as a criminal.
â??We can look at the world around us, this happens all the time. That shows that this world is not where it needs to be. And if itâ??s not where it needs to be than something needs to be done and we are going to do all that we can until my dying day. Iâ??m going to fight as much as I can. I encourage students to use their voice, we are not here trying to be violent,â?? says Aaron Greene, President, Association of African American Students, University of South Carolina.
Today, students from all backgrounds walking in solidarity from USC campus to South Carolina State Supreme Court in Downtown, Columbia. They want their voice heard about the need to stop racial profiling.
Students also had a moment of silence for the victims of racial profiling.