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    Posted March 22, 2012 by
    JoelGraham
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    One year since Trayvon Martin's death

    JoelGraham and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Trayvon Martin shooting
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    Trayvon Martin Protest New York City

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JoelGraham, of New York, shot these pictures of Trayvon Martin's parents at the Million Hoodie March held yesterday at Union Square. He said Trayvon's parents told the crowd that he did not deserve to die, but they appreciated the support. They then said "Our son is you!" which gave rise to the "We are Trayvon Martin" cheer. 'The atmosphere was peaceful until the parents left and then the protesters became energized and would not take to be thwarted - chanting "these are our streets",' he says. 'The police did a great job with crowd control - allowing protestors to march and absorbing the taunts.' While he went as a spectator and photographer, JoelGraham says it was difficult not to feel emotionally connected to the protesters.
    - ssesha, CNN iReport producer

    On March 21 protesters gathered to protest the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin who was killed by a neighborhood watch member in Florida. The case carries racial overtones. Trayvon's parents spoke at the rally. Upon departing the protesters took to the streets of new York and marched for several hours

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