Big turnout for Trayvon Martin rally in New York's Union Square park. Occupy Wall Street here, the march may have ended already, I'm not quite certain yet. Skittles were tossed to the crowd by those participating in the march with chants of "I am Trayvon." The “Million Hoodie March - planned by activists outraged by the killing of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin last month - features two special guests: Trayvon’s parents. Martin was killed Feb. 26 by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman who said he was acting in self-defense against the 17-year old, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt that evening. Meanwhile Wednesday night, the Sanford City Commission passed a "no confidence" vote of police chief Bill Lee. The city will now decide whether to ask for him to resign or fire him. The New York City march was planned after protests spread across Florida, where Martin lived. Zimmerman has not been charged for the shooting, though the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have stepped in to investigate the case.
Tim Pool is livestreaming again tonight, or you can follow Luke here. Plenty of NYPD on hand, naturally.
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