- Posted July 14, 2013 by
Washington, District of Columbia
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Peaceful Protest for Trayvon Martin in Washington DC
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