Hampton University students gathered Thursday night to remember the life of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain.
George Zimmerman shot Martin as he walk through a gated community on Feb 26. Zimmerman has not been charged in the case, claiming the teen attacked him. Police say Martin was unarmed at the time of his death.
Bill Lee, the police chief in Stanford, Fla., has temporarily resigned amidst the increased attention the case has garnered. Lee’s resignation comes after the Sanford City Commission passed a vote of “no confidence”, a step that may have removed him from the position, NBC affiliate WESH reports .
Hampton University student Domanique Jordan said, “I feel like if the roles were reversed, justice would have already been served, and I feel like this young man deserves to have justice…”
“I hope…his family hears about this back in Florida and…know they have support in Virginia and across the country,” student Edward McNamara added.
Another march is planned in Virginia Beach on Friday, March 23. The rally will begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of Virginia Beach and Independence boulevards at Town Center. View this Facebook page for more information on the Virginia Beach rally .