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Posted: March 23, 2012 9:00 a.m.

March for Trayvon Martin set in Atlanta

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ATLANTA (AP) - Organizers are planning to march through downtown Atlanta in memory of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose shooting by a neighborhood watch captain has led to protests nationwide.

Civil rights leaders said the march is being planned for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Georgia State Capitol.

They say the march and a rally are aimed at amending or abolishing Georgia's "Stand Your Ground" law, the state's version of a law involved in the Florida case.

Organizers encouraging participants in the Atlanta march to wear hoodies, which have become a symbol in other protests since authorities say the teen was wearing one when he was shot.

The neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, has said he shot Martin in self-defense on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. No charges have been filed.

 

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