Trayvon Martin: Hoodie Wearing Shows Support
Chelsea Vang, Reporter
May 6, 2012
Filed under News
In February, George Zimmerman shot seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin. Coming back from the store, Trayvon appeared to be wearing a hoodie and holding a pack of Skittles and an Arizona green tea drink.
After his death, people all over the world have supported him by wearing a hoodie, as well as eating pack of Skittles and drinking Arizona green tea.
Students supported this act, except they waited until after school to do so. The connection between people, Trayvon Martin and HOODIES created something huge.
5,500 people were dressed to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin. They wore hoodies to show support at rallies in Sanford, the Florida town where Trayvon Martin had been shot dead.
Others said that they wanted George Zimmerman to be arrested because of what he had done.
Many people wanted justice for Trayvon and hope they will get it. Trayvon has many supporters by his side.
All the hoodie wearing, Skittle eating, and Arizona green tea drinking is what shows support. People wear, eat, and drink those things and hold rallies because they want others to receive the same message and to do the same for Trayvon’s justice.
“I think that what has happened to Trayvon Martin was terrible,” said Karine Lao. “He doesn’t deserve this because he didn’t do anything to deserve it.”
Wearing hoodies and holding rallies for Trayvon has made a big difference. People have realized that George Zimmerman may have shot Trayvon Martin because of race and stereotype.
“I think that George Zimmerman needs to be arrested because of his actions,” said Andre Lao, a Junior at Harding. “I would help support Trayvon Martin by wearing a hoodie to show that I’m against racism.”