This story was updated at 9:38 p.m.
NORWALK, Conn. — Concern over the fatal shooting of a Florida teen will be expressed Saturday, April 7, in South Norwalk during a rally planned by Norwalk religious leaders.
The "March for Justice" in support of the late Trayvon Martin and his parents will begin at Calvary Baptist Church and end at Grace Baptist Church. It is sponsored by the Rev. Nellie Mann and the Heart to Heart Foundation in cooperation with the Rev. Jeffrey Ingraham, the Norwalk Clergy Association and others.
Trayvon, a 17-year-old, was fatally shot Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., in a gated community that he was visiting with his father. Police say the shooter was Neighborhood Watch Captain George Zimmerman, who has not been arrested in the death. Although Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, Trayvon was not armed and was carrying only a bag of Skittles and a bottle of ice tea.
The case has attracted national news media attention, and recordings of the 911 call from the incident have been played over and over again on the airwaves. Recently, comments by Geraldo Rivera about young black and Hispanic men wearing hoodies has drawn indignation from those upset about the case.
The March for Justice will be preceded at 9:30 a.m. by prayers at the church at 21 Concord St.
"We don't understand why this man was not arrested and put in jail," Mann said. "We need some answers. We want to stand for Mr. and Mrs. Martin, the parents of this young man who was murdered.
"We're asking anyone who would like to be part of this march to please show up at 9:30 at the Calvary Baptist Church parking lot and make sure they bring their Skittles and ice tea."
Mann suggests that marchers bring their children. She said, "We're looking for all nationalities because this is affecting everybody. Everybody. All churches, all pastors, all community workers should come out.
"I'm looking for everybody to make this a success, it won't be successful without the entire community coming out to march with us."