Hundreds March in Hollywood to Protest Trayvon Martin Shooting

Protesters rallied on Highland Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard south to Sunset and then back up

By Jason Kandel and Jesse Gary
|  Sunday, Mar 25, 2012  |  Updated 7:43 AM PDT
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Leimert Park Rally Held for Slain Florida Teen Trayvon Martin

Some 300 people held a solidarity rally on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif., to protest a shooting that left Trayvon Martin dead in Florida.

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Rally Held in Santa Monica for Trayvon Martin

A small rally in Santa Monica was one of many nationwide in support of justice for Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen who was shot to death by a community watch leader in February. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney addressed the shooting. Fox News host Geraldo Rivera blamed the shooting on the hooded sweatshirt that Martin was wearing, igniting criticism. NBC4’s Angie Crouch reports from Santa Monica.

Leimert Park Rally Held for Slain Florida Teen Trayvon Martin

As thousands rallied in Sanford, Fla., the site of the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, hundreds came to a protest in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park neighborhood. NBC4's Beverly White reports from Leimert Park.
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As a wave of civil disobedience to protest the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin mounted across the country, some 300 people marched in solidarity in Hollywood on Saturday.

Protesters rallied on Highland Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard south to Sunset and then back up.

They chanted "no justice, no peace," and "justice for Trayvon."

Rally information was spread by social media.

The event took place at 11a.m. and was expected to go through the afternoon.

A 1 million hoodie march is slated for 6 p.m. Monday at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.

Trayvon was wearing a hoodie when he was killed.

The Rev. Al Sharpton told supporters on Saturday that organizers would hold a series of nonviolent protests calling for the arrest of the crime watch volunteer who confronted the unarmed black teenager because he thought he looked "suspicious," and then shot him.

The alleged shooter, George Zimmerman, claimed he acted in self defense.

Sharpton says it is important for the country to show "sustained indignation" about the death.

The Saturday protest came on the heels of one in Santa Monica on Friday and one in Leimert Park on Thursday.

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