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    STUDENTS SACRIFICE THEMSELVES BY MARCHING 41 MILES FROM DAYTONA TO SANFORD.

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     jfb2022 uploaded this iReport on behalf of Vanessa. Vanessa says she along with 40 other people from across the nation as well as college students in Florida are marching from Daytona Beach, Florida to Sanford. They are marching more than 40 miles to protest the broken judiciary system in America she says. Their overall message is to bring justice for Trayvon Martin and see George Zimmerman arrested and tried in court. She describes the march as being very positive. 'It has been really uplifting for us to see so many students with so many backgrounds say "hey we are different, but we all agree that this is wrong,"' she says. She says they plan to reach Sanford later tonight and attend a rally on Sunday.
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    A coalition of about 40 students from all around Florida have organized themselves under the name "DREAM DEFENDERS" in search for justice. Infuriated that George Zimmerman still hasn't been arrested, these students have taken to the streets march 41 miles from Daytona, Fl. to Sanford, Fl.

     

    They are marching to bring light to the issue and also to try and bring  change to the Jim Crow mentality in the state of Florida.  Their objective  is to build a platform to address these types issues nationally in hopes of getting justice. They  believe in our judicial system but also acknowledge that there have been flaws in  the process to seek justice.  They also believe that now is the time to  standup and get involved in making the much needed change.

     

    More and more people our joining us in our  cause as some have even driven out to find us and march with us. Students from FAMU, FSU, TCC, UF, UM, Morehouse, and others from around nation are included in this group.

     

    These student activists have also been sharing their stories via social media. Witness the movement for yourself.

     

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DreamDefenders
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DreamDefenders
    YouTube Testimonies: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDreamDefenders
    Images: http://ow.ly/user/Dreamdefenders

     

    Written by: Junior Bernadin

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