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On Saturday, Jamie Foxx joined Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin in Miami for a Day Of Remembrance Peace Walkn in honor of the local high school student, who was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman after being spotted walking in his father’s girlfriend’s gated neighborhood in Sanford, Florida nearly a year ago.
The event was held not just to remember Martin’s life but to rally around the family’s fight to repeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, which allows people to use deadly force if they feel threatened. The statute initially shielded Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, from arrest.
“It’s still a cause we should work toward,” one young marcher told Local10 . “It was a sad thing that happened.”
The march, which took place at Ives Estates Park, was just the first of two major events this weekend. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson are expected at a dinner Sunday evening at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Hotel that will benefit the Trayvon Martin Foundation.