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PBC Trayvon supporters headed to Sanford


WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Dozens of Trayvon Martin supporters are set to meet in West Palm Beach Monday morning at the Urban League of Palm Beach County before traveling to Sanford for a rally calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the man who claims he shot the 17-year-old in self defense.

The group is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. before making the nearly 200 mile trek north.

Shocked and outraged about the shooting death to Sanford teen Trayvon Martin, dozens from all over Palm Beach County also marched Sunday in support of the boy's family.

The group, coming together at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, carried signs and chanted "Justice for Trayvon" as they marched all the way to the county courthouse..

Some marchers carried cans of iced tea and bags of Skittles, the items Martin was carrying the night he was shot.

Others put on hooded sweatshirts similar to what Martin was wearing and chanted, "Justice for Trayvon".

The march started with one mother's concern for her two young sons after hearing about what happened to Martin. Onekia Spence started a Facebook group, organized the march and days later well more than one-hundred showed up to walk with her.

"It's not just to Trayvon's family, or not just to African-American families. But to every race, every creed, it doesn't matter," said Spence.

Others who attended said watching what happened to Martin made them emotional because they thought of their own family.

"Trayvon Martin could be their child, son or daughter. Could be there niece of nephew. It could be anyone," said Daniel McNeal, a Trayvon Martin supporter.

The mayor of Riviera Beach was also marched and said he wants to see the "protect your ground" law repealed.

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