Al Sharpton: “Wave Of Civil Disobedience” Planned To Protest Fla Teen’s Death

NEW YORK (AP) — Activists are planning “a wave of civil disobedience” to protest the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday.

The civil rights leader told supporters at his New York City headquarters that organizers would hold a series of nonviolent protests calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the crime watch volunteer who confronted the unarmed black teenager because he thought he looked “suspicious,” and then shot him.

“It is important that we have sustained indignation,” Sharpton said. “This is not where we are going to show that we are angry and go back home.”

Sharpton called it a “paradox” that the country could elect a black man president, but still view young black men with suspicion simply because they don a hooded sweat shirt, like the one Martin was wearing when he was killed.

“It’s time for us to stop and straighten this out once and for all,” Sharpton said.

He said more information would be announced about the planned demonstrations in a few days.

Zimmerman told police he killed Martin, 17, in self-defense.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. LOVER NOT HATER says:

    Hey al, have you paid your taxes yet?

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  3. BRENT E. WHITE says:

    Al Sharpton has always been a white hater, F__k Sharpton

  4. KillYourselfAl says:

    Kill yourself, Al Sharpton.

  5. Paul says:

    So if you’re dressing like a thug, I’m supposed to just completely overlook that and not judge. Otherwise I’m a racist, right? Give me a break.

  6. The Realist says:

    Why is anybody even complaining? As I recall, the whole point of the “Stand Your Ground” law is that the claim of self-defense becomes ABSOLUTE. You can go around shooting up random crowds of people anywhere, and then grant yourself full immunity by claiming that you were defending yourself. As soon as you claim self-defense, all state courts and law-enforcement agencies MUST accept your claim without question.

  7. The Realist says:

    I’m still waiting for the media to tell us how much Al Sharpton’s appearance fee was, and who paid it.

  8. texxxAA213 says:

    YO AL……trayvon WAS SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL FOR 5 DAYS that’s why he was in sanford in a gated community……

    If he was a good student he would have been in Miami… tell the whole story AL

  9. Sw says:

    Wave of Afro Americans stop killing watch other…,,.,lol

  10. John Ghead says:

    Now, God forbid someone that takes part of his “civil disobedience” action decides to harm an innocent bystander, will Sharpton be prosecuted for this?
    Seems he’s pretty much setting up a dangerous situation with tempers flared and people ready to react to anything.
    And from what I gathered online, the photo they keep using for the victim is way outdated! Just more journalistic “freedoms” being taken by all.

  11. BF says:

    I thought Sharpton had died a few years ago. Never heard much from him. But now he is back with something big to say. Florida is a really crazy state, don’t live there and don’t visit or spend your money there.

  12. kenyatta2009 says:

    Reblogged this on A Little Local Color.

  13. The Facts says:

    Reverend Al Productions is at it again passing judgement before all the facts have been gathered and evaluated and threatening trouble. Of course, his cheerleaders in the media continue to grant this fraud credibility.

  14. iggy says:

    even in the cowboy days it was murder if you shot an unarmed man.

  15. ace11 says:

    Typical…this how the ghetto person reacts

    Violence, Riots and Looting

  16. Bob says:

    civil disobedience? is that the politically correct way of saying riots? how often is shapton correct? Roll out the tanks like they did in newark years ago its time to shut sharptons mouth once and for all!

  17. robert1104 says:

    This going too far. He will eventually will be charged for the crime he committed.

    1. If you fight things happen says:

      Well considering there is 1 witness who clearly states he was on botton getting beat up it sure does sound like self defense.People not all little kids are angels if they were there would be no crimes.

      1. Amber says:

        Zimmerman was getting beaten because he followed the kid after being specifically told by the 911 operator that he shouldn’t follow him or engage. At that point Trayvon would be the one acting in self defense and if Zimmerman was losing that fight……good, that’s how it should be, the agressor should be on the losing end. Zimmerman provoked Trayvon, probably scared him and basically caused the situation that ended with the shooting. Zimmerman wouldn’t have had any reason to come near the kid or use his gun in so called self defense if he had watched from a distance and waited for the police like he was supposed to.

  18. Mayor Kochs Tomb Inc. says:

    The Martin family uses a Photo taken years ago of their
    hoodie “Kid” in fact as he looked when was killed , he was sort of scary he was over
    6 feet tall and had hiphop gold teeth looking like target practice for the
    police i.e. tuff.
    Just part of the story left out for political gain.
    In any event with our Mullato President taking side against the idiot that killed him the murdered is now dead meat.. and will get never get a fair trial .

  19. The Realist says:

    How much is Al Sharpton being paid for his involvement in this?

    1. mick7744 says:

      And paid by wjom? Siince the racist hustler Sharpton will only bring discredit to Trayvon Martin’s cause///maybe he’s working for Zimmerman;s father, the judge…

      1. The Realist says:

        More than likely, he’s already sent the bill to Martin’s family.

  20. REV LOWLIFE says:


    1. albesuretoignite says:

      “A wave of viloence”…sounds like a bunch of hoodies again, just announcing it this time.

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