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A coalition of Detroit’s civil rights, labor, clergy and community leaders staged a Justice and Peace Rally on March 26, which drew more than 1,000 supporters to Hart Plaza in support of Trayvon Martin and his family on the one-month anniversary of his murder. Detroiters also rallied against crime in the Motor City, and a number of community leaders not only addressed the issue of state-sanctioned injustice in the Trayvon Martin case but also called for peace and understanding as it relates to “black-on-black” crime here at home.
Supporters wore hoodie sweatshirts as a sign of solidarity with Trayvon Martin who was wearing one when he was shot and killed. Photo: James Fassinger
Dajuan Travier, 10, of Detroit stands quietly as a prayer is said before the rally gets underway. Photo: James Fassinger
Michkaela Brown (front left) stands with her cousin Earl Anderson while listening at the rally. Photo: James Fassinger
Ray Parker of Detroit was one of the thousand supporters that turned out Monday evening. Photo: James Fassinger
More than a thousand supporters packed Hart Plaza. Photo: James Fassinger
James Fassinger is a Michigan-based photographer whose work has appeared in The Times of London, The European, The National newspaper, the Czech Lidove Noviny and El Pais of Spain. His work can be found here.
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