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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 April 2012

US embassy protest remembers Trayvon Martin

Stephan Kimmerle

With slogans including "justice for Trayvon Martin!", "fight racism!" and "no justice - no peace!", all around the globe people have taken to the streets to protest the death of Trayvon Martin, a recent victim of racist US capitalism.

Trayvon was murdered on 26 February. His crime? Being young, black, and wearing a hoodie.

His killer, George Zimmerman, a self-appointed "neighborhood watch volunteer", has claimed he was acting in self-defence. Police in Florida plead they lack evidence of any crime being committed by Zimmerman.

In London, hundreds gathered in front of the US embassy on Saturday 31 March. Speakers drew the parallel to racist attacks in Britain, mentioning Mark Duggan, who was shot by London police last August, triggering protests and riots all over Britain.

As part of the rally, the Socialist Party also distributed leaflets from our sister organisation in the US, Socialist Alternative.

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George Galloway's stunning Bradford West victory

Greater London Assembly election

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Wales: Challenging the establishment parties

Southampton TUSC: Labour resigned to austerity


Socialist Party news and analysis

Save the NHS now!

Pensions: National action needed

Tanker drivers' and Tory scaremongering

Them & Us


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Unison members fighting back

Notts teachers fight five-term year

US embassy protest remembers Trayvon Martin

Tamil Solidarity 20 April Day of Action

Pro-choice London protest

Workplace In brief


Socialist Party feature

After the Riots


Socialist Party historical analysis

100 years since Titanic tragedy


International socialist news and analysis

Spain: Huge general strike as government enters deep crisis


Readers' comments

Oppose the Con-Dems' snoopers charter

Supporting my sons on 184 a week

Tory MPs and church attack gay marriage


 

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