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Hundreds protest on King Drive for Trayvon Martin

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Students protesting. (Credit: Andrew Dye/JOURNAL)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — About 800 students called for justice for Trayvon Martin on Wednesday, chanting, “No justice, no peace” as drivers passed on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The demonstrators stood along the sidewalk in a one-block stretch in front of Winston-Salem State University, waving signs and pumping their fists during the 30-minute protest.

The signs said in part, “Justice for Trayvon” and “I Am Trayvon,” referring to the unarmed black teenager who was killed Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla.

One protester carried a sign that said, “I Don’t Apologize For My Blackness Or Your Fear.”

Many people wore hooded sweatshirts, similar to the one worn by Martin the night he died.

This article was written by John Hinton and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read more.