Florida students rally to arrest white neighborhood watch leader
College students plan to rally Monday in Sanford, Fla., and on the campus of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Rev. Al Sharpton is also planning a rally on Thursday.
College students around Florida are rallying to demand the arrest of a neighborhood watch captain who shot an unarmed black teen last month.
The Rev. Al Sharpton is also planning a rally for a black Florida teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer. Sharpton will hold the rally Thursday at the First Shiloh Baptist Church in Sanford.
No charges have been filed in the February death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community near Orlando. Martin's family has criticized police for not arresting 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who admitted to shooting the teen but said he fired in self-defense. Martin was not armed.
Zimmerman had called police to report a suspicious person walking through the neighborhood. The teen had gone to a convenience store for candy.