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London protest demands justice for Trayvon Martin

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Part of the protest at the US embassy in London

Part of the protest at the US embassy in London (Pic: Sarah Creagh)

Around 100 people protested at the US embassy in London yesterday, Tuesday, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon, a black unarmed 17 year old, was gunned down by George Zimmerman in Florida in February last year. An all-white jury acquitted Zimmerman of murder last Saturday.

The London protest, called by National African Caribbean Forum called the London protest. Organisers offered a microphone to anyone who wanted to speak.

Many speakers argued for unity in the struggle against racism. They included Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg who died in police custody in 2008, and Josh Hollands from the Socialist Workers Party.

Protests have taken place around the world in anger at the Trayvon Martin verdict. A further protest is set to take place in London on Saturday 27 July. It will assemble from 2pm at the US embassy and march to Downing Street.

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