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Trayvon Martin case: More L.A. marches set for slain Florida teen

March 26, 2012 |  7:03 am

  Two more marches are planned Monday in honor of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager fatally shot by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida.

The first march is at 11 a.m. at the Fremont High School campus at 7676 San Pedro St. in Los Angeles.

The second march, called "1 Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin" will start at 6 p.m. at 5th and Hill streets. 

George Zimmerman, 28, has claimed he shot Martin, 17, in self-defense after calling police to say he was following a person in his gated community who he believed was acting suspiciously.

Supporters of Martin's family have said the high school student was merely walking to a relative's home and that nothing about him could reasonably have been considered suspicious or threatening.

The case has prompted marches, rallies and nationwide discussions about race and crime. Last week, when asked about the shooting, President Obama said, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

On Sunday, Martin was remembered in rallies and church services across the country, including in Southern California. A prayer service for Martin was held Sunday night by Bishop Craig Worsham of Trinity Church on Vermont Avenue, KTLA-TV reported.

Earlier in the day, dozens of people marched from Exposition Park to Leimert Park with signs in hand.
Many in attendance wore hoodies and carried Skittles, the kind of candy Martin bought at a convenience store before he was shot.

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