Hundreds of protesters join Trayvon Martin’s mom at rally - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Hundreds of protesters join Trayvon Martin’s mom at rally

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

More than 1,000 people gathered outside NYPD headquarters, Saturday afternoon, to protest George Zimmerman's not-guilty verdict. But for a group of those protesters, the day began with a more intimate pre-rally rally in Harlem.

"My son died without even knowing who his killer was," Trayvon martin's mother Sabrina Fulton said at that gathering, "without even knowing who murdered him."

Fulton told a national radio audience and a room filled with sympathizers of her grief, her resolve and her hopes for the future.

"Trayvon was no burglar," she said. "He had a drink and some candy."

Rev. Al Sharpton, whose National Action Network hosted the gathering, vowed to work to get the feds to press civil rights charges against Zimmerman and to do away with the so-called stand your ground law.

"Some got angry and had a fit," Sharpton said. "Others of us are getting ready for a fight."

Sharpton, Fulton and the Harlem crowd then took their House of Justice on the road, rallying for the same cause in front of the federal buildings downtown. There, in sweltering heat with Beyonce and Jay-Z, onlookers echoed the nation's president, from the day before.

"Trayvon Martin could've been me 35 years ago," Obama said at that news conference.

"I think that it was very important for him to step out and take a position like that," Joyce Taylor said.

"I feel like this is an injustice," Anthony Soto said. "I feel like [for] Black and Latino youth, everyone thinks we're dangerous and everyone wants to kill us for no reason."

"I just feel a lot of times I go to stores and I'm profiled," Samuel Nesbitt said. "They feel I'm about to rob something and I have money in my pocket. Sometimes I'm sad about that."

"It could've been any of our children," Michelle Aubin said.

More than 100 cities across the country held similar rallies at the same hour.

"We're coming to denounce violence," Sharpton said, "the violence that was perpetrated on an unarmed young man."

Fulton said she wanted to move on from the verdict and ensure what happened to Martin never happened again.

"I stand with New York," she said, "because New York stands with me."

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Helmsley Building lights up in gold

    Going gold for pediatric cancer research

    Going gold for pediatric cancer research

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:22:24 GMT
    The Helmsley Building in Manhattan went gold Wednesday night in honor of children with cancer. The owners also plan to do the same in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.Other city landmarks that will go gold next month include Times Square, the Coney Island Parachute jump, and all of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
    The Helmsley Building in Manhattan went gold Wednesday night in honor of children with cancer. The owners also plan to do the same in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.Other city landmarks that will go gold next month include Times Square, the Coney Island Parachute jump, and all of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
  • Bed bug infestation at money firm PIMCO, report says

    Bed bug infestation at money firm PIMCO, report says

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:55:02 GMT
    A big money management firm in New York City has been hit with a major infestation of bed bugs, according to Fox Business Network. Stock traders who do business with Pacific Investment Management Co., better known as PIMCO, told Fox Business' Charles Gasparino that hundreds of people have been relocated from one of the firm's buildings in New York City to an undisclosed upstate location after reports of widespread bed bug bites among executives and employees.
    A big money management firm in New York City has been hit with a major infestation of bed bugs, according to Fox Business Network. Stock traders who do business with Pacific Investment Management Co., better known as PIMCO, told Fox Business' Charles Gasparino that hundreds of people have been relocated from one of the firm's buildings in New York City to an undisclosed upstate location after reports of widespread bed bug bites among executives and employees.
  • Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:47:08 GMT
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices