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March in Downtown Davenport held for Trayvon Martin

Posted on: 9:15 pm, March 26, 2012, by , updated on: 10:09pm, March 26, 2012

More than 100 people marched through Downtown Davenport Monday to honor Trayvon Martin. The 17-year-old from Florida was killed on month ago by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. He has claimed self-defense and has not been arrested.

Katie Stuart organized the march, saying it is a good time to bring people together during a national debate.

“It’s just a sad case of a young black man who had to give his life because of a cruel act,” she said.

Many in the group wore hooded sweatshirts as they walked from LeClaire Park to the Scott County Courthouse, similar to what Trayvon was wearing the night he died.

They also carried bags of Skittles candy and cans of iced tea, two things Trayvon was carrying that night. Police say he was unarmed.

As people marched, they chanted “No justice, no peace!” and “We are Trayvon.”

They ended their journey at the courthouse, where the group circled around in prayer.