Saturday marks 10 years since Trayvon Martin’s death

SANFORD, Fla. — Saturday marks 10 years since Trayvon Marin was killed in Sanford.


It happened on Feb. 26, 2012, when Martin was visiting his father in a gated community in the city.

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Martin was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was ultimately acquitted after claiming he fired in self-defense.

The shooting marked the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The city of Sanford is commissioning a permanent display to remember Martin and the peaceful rallies and protests that happened after his death.

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