Detroiters Rally for Justice: A Photo Essay

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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 EuropeanThe National newspaper, the Czech Lidove Noviny and El Pais of Spain. His work can be found here.

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