Trayvon Martin http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Activists Gather Downtown For Peaceful Protest In Aftermath Of Trayvon Martin Verdict http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/activists-gather-downtown-peaceful-protest-aftermath-trayvon-martin-verdict <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:14.3pt"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Attendees were encouraged to turn their outrage into action today at a rally held downtown today to create awareness of injustice and racial profiling stemming from the not guilty verdict of the<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Trayvon<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Martin case. The verdict was handed down Saturday. </span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:03:31 +0000 Erin Williams 28353 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Activists Gather Downtown For Peaceful Protest In Aftermath Of Trayvon Martin Verdict St. Louis Protesters Rally Against Zimmerman Acquittal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-protesters-rally-against-zimmerman-acquittal <p>A mixture of sadness, resolve and, at times, anger permeated through a non-violent crowd that spilled from the steps in front of the St. Louis Justice Center into Tucker Ave. in front of City Hall.</p><p>The mood at the rally held in downtown St. Louis on Sunday night echoed through similar events in cities and towns across America, as people gathered to voice their disappointment over the acquittal of George Zimmerman&nbsp;for all charges in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:21:54 +0000 Tim Lloyd 28228 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Protesters Rally Against Zimmerman Acquittal Trayvon Martin's father rallies for peace in hometown East St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trayvon-martins-father-rallies-peace-hometown-east-st-louis <p>Trayvon Martin&#39;s father returned to his hometown of East St. Louis Friday to honor the memory of his son and spread the message of peace.</p><p>Several hundred community members congregated at North End Missionary Baptist Church to hear Tracy Martin and Trayvon&#39;s mother, Sybrina Fulton, talk about ways to end gun violence.</p><p>Tracy Martin says many things have changed since he graduated from East St. Louis Senior High School in 1986.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 22:38:53 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3792 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Trayvon Martin's father rallies for peace in hometown East St. Louis