Churchgoers don hoodies in Newark to protest death of Fla. teen

Members of the St. James AME Church in Newark took a break from their normal church clothing to don hoodies in protest of the killing

NEWARK - Members of the St. James AME Church in Newark took a break from their normal church clothing to don hoodies in protest of the killing of a Florida teen in February.

Trayvon Martin, 17, was killed in Sanford, Fla. by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who claimed he shot Martin in self-defense. Martin was found to have been unarmed during the shooting.

Churchgoers wore hoodies because that was the type of clothing Martin was wearing when he was killed.

"We're wearing hoodies in honor of Trayvon," says Imani McClendon. "We thought what happened to him was not right. He should not have died just for looking suspicious with a hoodie on."

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