(AllHipHop News) The parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin plan to join a march today (March 26) in Sanford, Florida to mark the one month anniversary of their son’s death.
Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton will join thousands of people during the march today, after more than 1 million people signed a petition on Change.org.
Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, started the petition on Change.org, calling for Zimmerman’s arrest and prosecution.
“The petition’s growth has been astounding,” said Jon Perri, a senior campaigner at Change.org. “Every hour, more and more people from around the world are coming to Change.org to join Sybrina and Tracy’s campaign for justice. Their powerful personal story and tireless dedication has made theirs the largest campaign ever started on the site.”
The petition calls for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed the 17-year-old on February 26.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, is accused of shooting the unarmed teen in a gated community in Sanford.
According to police, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked home from a store, after Zimmerman called police to report a suspicious person.
George Zimmerman ignored police instructions to avoid confronting the teen and confronted him.
Witnesses confirmed that a scuffle ensued that resulted in the unarmed Trayvon being shot in the chest with a semi-automatic pistol.
Although Zimmerman has confessed to killing Trayvon Martin, Sanford police have yet to arrest and charge him.
The shooting has drawn international outrage, with a number of activists, celebrities and politicians who have joined in calling for Zimmerman’s arrest.
Over the weekend, a number of church leaders around the country delivered their sermons in black hoodies, similar to the one worn by Trayvon, when he was killed.
The Miami Heat basketball team all donned black hoodies for a group photo over the weekend, while Tom Joyner and Queen Latifah held a moment of silence for the teen before a celebrity cruise to benefit black colleges.
Meanwhile, Fort Myers, Florida rapper Plies recently released a tribute track to Trayvon titled “We are Trayvon,” which already has almost 500,000 total views.
Check the song out below: