VIDEO: Trayvon Martin Supporters Gather for a Candlelight Vigil in SanTana
Trayvon Martin's altar
Josue Rivas/OC Weekly
More than 100 folks including young children gathered peacefully Tuesday in downtown SanTana to protest against the death of Trayvon Martin, his killer George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict and to pay respect to the Martin family.
Just like you would see during the annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration in downtown SanTana, community members built an altar to honor Martin. The altar had an Arizona Iced Tea, Skittles, burning sage and his portrait alongside candles.
"It is a beautiful thing that we show our community that we are in solidarity with the national movement for justice for Trayvon Martin," Joese Gloria, a young activist from Santana, said.
As the vigil went on, the attendess took on a peaceful march around the block which gathered attention from the police. Protesters made sure to keep off the streets and stay on the sidewalk.
"To show the police that we can get together and this is our community and this are our streets and we demand justice" Gloria continued. The march ended at a park near the Ronald Reagan Federal Building.
View video footage of the vigil and march below.
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