Mon., March 26, 2012 6:58am (EDT)

Georgians Rally For Slain Florida Teen
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Organizers of a rally at the state Capitol in memory of Trayvon Martin are encouraging participants to wear a hoodie like the one Martin was wearing when he was killed in Florida last month. (GPB File Photo.)
Organizers of a rally at the state Capitol in memory of Trayvon Martin are encouraging participants to wear a hoodie like the one Martin was wearing when he was killed in Florida last month. (GPB File Photo.)
Activists are planning to rally at the steps of the Georgia statehouse in memory of the unarmed 17-year-old who was killed by a Florida neighborhood watch captain while returning from a convenience store.

Civil rights groups, students and public officials are planning the rally on Monday on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in memory of Trayvon Martin.

Martin was shot on Feb. 26 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old who said he was acting in self-defense. Martin was returning from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles candy and a can of iced tea when the confrontation took place. He was not armed.

Organizers are encouraging participants to wear a hoodie like the one Martin was wearing when he was killed.