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USF Students Rally for Trayvon Martin

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Matt Hastings (SDS) started off the rally talking about the Civil Rights Movement.

The Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at USF held a rally calling for justice for Trayvon Martin. Students held the rally today in honor of the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death.

Master's student in criminology, Markia Jennings understood the link between MLK Jr. and Trayvon. "They're doing it on Martin Luther King Jr.'s death anniversary because what he fought for is what we're still fighting for today," Jennings said.

SDS students took turn speaking about the civil rights movement in the '60s and the killings of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi- a woman in California who was killed last month because she was Iraqi.

Jennings said she hoped more people would have shown up.

"Because it's not a black and white issue," Jennings said, "It's not a black and white and brown issue either. It's a human race issue."

Only a handful of students- about 7 had attended the rally at 4:30pm.