A civil rights activist is challenging Georgia's controversial self-defense law in federal court. The Rev. Markel Hutchins says he filed the lawsuit Monday in Atlanta in response to the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old killed in February by a Florida neighborhood watch captain who has said he shot the unarmed black teen in self-defense.
College students and community leaders planned Atlanta rally in memory of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain. Clark Atlanta University said in a statement the rally is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark Atlanta Quadrangle.
Thousands rallied on the steps of the Georgia state Capitol in memory of the unarmed 17-year-old killed by a Florida neighborhood watch captain while returning from a convenience store. Civil rights groups, students and public officials called Monday for an end to stand-your-ground laws.
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.