Norristown Residents Organize 'Million Hoodie March' Tonight
Residents will gather at MLK Park at 6 p.m. to remember 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed by a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain in Florida last month.
Facebook is abuzz with talk of the "Million Hoodie March" planned for tonight at MLK Park. The march, modeled after similar protests in New York, Philadelphia and other cities recently, is designed bring attention to the case of Trayvon Martin and call for the arrest of the man who shot and killed him.
Buck Jones, one of the organizers of the event, said he was prompted to do it because of the hurt he felt for Martin's family. Jones, a father himself and a mentor to area boys, says the tragedy hit him personally very hard.
"It burned my soul," he said in an email conversation with Norristown Patch.
Residents are planning to gather at the park at Oak and Smith streets at 6 p.m. There will be a moment of silence, planned speakers and a prayer and those in attendance will have a chance to voice their concerns and show their support for Trayvon Martin's family. All area residents are invited to attend.