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Protests for justice for Trayvon Martin continue in San José

By staff

San José protest for demands justice for Trayvon Martin.

San José, CA – Another protest for demanding justice for Trayvon Martin was held here, Aug. 6. About 100 protesters of all nationalities gathered at San José City Hall for a rally and then marched through the streets of downtown San José, past the Federal Building and ending with a speak-out at César Chávez Plaza.

At San José City Hall, the rally began with Symone Jackson reading the five demands of San José Justice for Trayvon, which organized the protest, followed by a Spanish translation of her speech. She was followed by pastor Oscar Dace of the Bible Way Christian Center. Masao Suzuki of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) spoke about the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan – Aug. 6 was the 68th anniversary of the bombing – and explained the history of disregard for human life in Africa, Asia and the Americas, beginning with the genocidal policies towards the indigenous peoples of America, the African slave trade, and then the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. Other speakers included Michelle Cordova of the San José Peace and Justice Center and Victor Vasquez of the 50/50 collective.

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