SEATTLE - Seattle demonstrators rallied Wednesday in response to the February death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen who was shot and killed by a block watch captain.
A crowd of about 300 has gathered at Westlake Center to protest Martin’s killing and ask that justice be done by holding his alleged killer, George Zimmerman, accountable.
It’s been more than a month since Martin’s death in Sanford, Florida. The 17-year-old was unarmed and wearing a hoodie, and was thought of as suspicious by Zimmerman.
Martin's killing has set off a national debate over racial profling. Martin was black; Zimmerman's father is white and his mother is Hispanic.
Rallies like the one in Seattle have cropped up around the country, as Martin’s story has surged across the internet and social media sites.
Martin’s parents appeared on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, before a panel of Congressional Democrats.
"Trayvon was our son, but Trayvon is your son," Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother, told the panel. "A lot of people can relate to our situation and it breaks their heart like it breaks our heart."