Street Support for Trayvon Martin

Posted on: March 26th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Last week, Union Square was host to the “Million Hoodie March,” an event that called for justice in the recent Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. Martin’s parents were in town for a media blitz, joining a somewhat impromptu rally that made national headlines. Now support for the cause is going grassroots with flyer campaigns and wheat-paste statements.

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For starters, the south side of East Houston between Essex and Orchard is papered with “Wanted” signs for the killer – neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.  The tear-tab posters are essentially a call to action, urging pedestrians to mail Skittles, hoodies, and canned iced tea to the home address listed (the items on his person when shot).

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There’s also this similarly bold wheat-paste rolled onto the tattered plywood of the 5 Essex stalled project site. It’s a bit more cerebral, employing the mathematical equation “Skittles + Snapple = Death?”

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