300 Dallas Marchers Rally For Trayvon Martin

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Approximately 300 people marched on the Paul Quinn College campus at noon today, to rally around the Florida teenager killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

The killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin has sparked protests and rallies nationwide.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Texas State Rep. Helen Giddings chanted to the large gathering of students, parents and Dallas area residents.

The rally included attendees wearing hoodie sweat shirts, as a statement against what many called racial profiling, because the Florida teeenager was apparently stopped by the neighborhood watch volunteer because he wore a hoodie shirt also.

“A lot of us believe it could’ve been us, just because of what we was wearing,” Paul Quinn student Tajae Brown said.

Several speakers at the campus rally spoke out against the Florida law known as “Stand Your Ground.” Texas State Senator Royce West said the killing of Martin, and the Florida law motivated him to examine Texas’ Castle Law. “I’m wearing a hoodie today, because it could’ve been one of us,” Sen. West told the crowd.

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  1. PR Steele says:

    These people protesting, have never been assaulted by these gangsters.
    It is sad 17-year-old black youth died, but how many white teenagers and white adults have been assaulted by these gangsters. I for one have been assaulted – five different times in the last 10 years.
    By these rappers- gangsters and teen age thugs.
    I was robbed at gunpoint / knifes and brass knuckles and strong-arm robbery, by black gangs – thugs.
    It is taken two shootings, on the DART train – for DART to increase security.
    That is one of the reasons why most people (white minority) do not care to use DART system.
    Until it happens to you. Protest all of you ! !
    What about my rights – one of the white minorities of Texas.

    1. Frank Menketz says:

      Funny. I have been assaulted 0 times in the last 10 years, am white and live in a minority neighborhood in Oak Cliff.

      Maybe you ought to stop doing whatever it is you are doing that’s making you a repeat victim. Unless of course your’re nothing more than a racist liar.

    2. altha says:

      PR how many black has been killed by whites? you see what you want to see but never the whole picture.

  2. Roger says:

    It is a tragedy but I will keep my CHL, thank you.

  3. S D says:

    “white minority” In what city, in what state!? Definitely not TEXAS.

    1. jd buckholt says:

      why are facts in favor of the white man. as returning to his car. was attack for the back. where is the even, for martin, give us the whole story.

    2. Jay says:

      The majority of the legal residents in Texas are not white. Sorry to burst your bubble. If you want to live in a state that is majority white, you need to go somewhere else.

    3. altha says:

      Stupid everybody white you see in the state of Texas they are not the 1%.

    4. Paula says:

      White is the minority in America. Especially when blacks believe they deserve more than anyone else! Why dont they deserve EQUAL RIGHTS?

  4. Paula says:

    Trayvon was a gang banger thug, who attacked Zimmerman and beat him down before a single shot was fired. This is why the media is only posting pics of him when he was 12 and 13, because current pics show him throwing gang signs and being a thug! Wanna see the pics of Zimmerman? He is a mess! GET THE STORY RIGHT MEDIA!!!!! THIS IS WHY ZIMMERMAN WASNT ARRESTED!!!!!

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