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'Hoodie Rally' held in Nashville for Trayvon Martin

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The shooting death of Sanford, FL teen, Trayvon Martin, has outraged millions of Americans, including hundreds right here in Nashville.

Six hundred protesters gathered at the State Capitol on Saturday calling for justice. The demonstration was one of many so-called "Hoodie Rallies," held across the country where protesters wear hoodies to symbolize the one Martin was wearing the day he was shot.

According to police, neighborhood watch man, George Zimmerman, fired the shots that killed 17-year-old Martin nearly a month ago. Zimmerman claims he did it in self-defense. But, the teen was unarmed and only carrying a bag of candy and a drink. Zimmerman has not been arrested or charged, that's why the case has outraged so many and has prompted the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate his shooting death as a civil rights case.

Nashville wasn't the only city that held "hoodie rallies" this weekend. They were also planned in Atlanta, Washington and Detroit. Students in South Florida even walked out of class Friday in protest of Trayvon Martin's death. They assembled on a football field and spelled out his initials.

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