News
10:08 am
Thu April 12, 2012

UD Students Rally After Charges Filed in Trayvon Martin Case

 

           More than 100 students gathered at the University of Delaware in Newark yeserday…for a march, rally and voter registration drive.

            In the wake of second degree murder charges filed against George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin the Wilmington News Journal reports that the crowd was asked how many had had their car search by police.

            Dozens of the 100 students raised their hands at the rally organized by the Black Student Union and Black Graduate Student Association.

            The rally had been planned a week ago before it was known that the charges would be filed in Florida.

            There have also demonstrations at Wilmington’s Rodney Square and High School students have worn hoodies to class in solidarity with Martin.

            The 17 year old African American high school student was dressed in a hoodie when he was shot by Zimmerman who is Hispanic.