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    Posted July 14, 2013 by
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    Peaceful Protest for Trayvon Martin in Washington DC


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Ulric Bigby was leaving Howard University Hospital – he’s a physician – when he saw a huge crowd marching down U Street in Washington on Sunday. “As I got out of my car and realized what was going on, I felt a rush of different emotions; I was happy that we could come together for this cause, but upset that this is what we have to do to stimulate change,” he said.

    Growing up as African American in the Deep South in Ocala, Florida, Bigby said he could relate to Trayvon Martin. “Unfortunately, growing up as an African American in this country, you can sometimes feel like the world is out to get you; I especially felt like this after the verdict was read. Seeing hundreds and hundreds of people of every race shut down one of the busiest streets in the city to march to Howard University, an iconic HBCU, all for Trayvon Martin, almost brought me to tears,” he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Just happened to be driving home when I came across the Trayvon Martin protest in Washington D.C.. What I saw was beautiful.... people of every color shutting down one of the busiest roads in the city, walking to convene at Howard University to pray and protest the systemic injustices built into our judicial system. I am happy people can organize in this manner and glad to have caught in on camera. Instagram @doctorbigby

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