College students around Florida are rallying to demand the arrest of a neighborhood watch captain who shot an unarmed black teen last month.
Students were rallying Monday in front of the Seminole County criminal courts building in Sanford, Fla., and on the campus of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
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.