Tallahassee, FL -- March 26, 2012 --
by Whitney Ray
Students are outraged that George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, is still walking free.
“It just seems like not much is being done at this point, so, are we going to keep rallying or are we going to take some action at some point,” said FAMU Senior Raymond Coleman.
Martin was killed a month ago. Since then FAMU students have rallied on campus and at the state capitol. And early Monday morning more than 150 FAMU students boarded buses to join the thousands rallying in Sanford.
FSU students in Tallahassee are uniting with FAMU students in a march to the state capitol. Michael Sampson, a senior at FSU, has been organizing protestors from his school to join FAMU students.
“FAMU and FSU are definitely united for justice for Trayvon Martin,” said Sampson.
Students at FAMU say at this point, it’s not about race it’s about justice and the fight transcends city, state and school boundaries.
“I think it’s great that the two schools are trying to collaborate on the effort,” said FAMU Senior Rodger Brown.
Besides seeking Zimmerman’s arrests, students also want to see the Sanford Police Chief fired and racial profiling ended. It’s not just FAMU and FSU and it’s not just happening in Florida. Over the weekend protestors rallied in Atlanta, Nashville, Oklahoma City and Seattle just to name a few.