Baltimore’s NAACP branch and other groups plan to call for justice for a black Florida teenager who police say was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Maryland Southern Christian Leadership Council and the Baltimore National Action Network plan a rally in downtown Baltimore at 5 p.m. Monday, one month after Trayvon Martin’s death. CASA de Maryland, an immigrant advocacy group, also plans to join.
The shooting has sparked widespread outrage and calls for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the volunteer who claimed self-defense and hasn’t been charged.
Martin was returning to his father’s fiancee’s home from a convenience store when Zimmerman started following him, telling police dispatchers he looked suspicious. The two fought and Zimmerman pulled out his gun.