Disappointing rally for Trayvon Martin in Milwaukee
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MILWAUKEE - There's a nationwide outcry of support for a slain teenager in Florida, but a rally planned in Milwaukee this past weekend fell well short of expectations Sunday.
Organizer Curtis Schmitt admits they planned on short notice, saying he used social media to get the word out and had hoped for more than the handful of people that showed up.
Rallies of outrage around the country inspired him to drum up similar support in Milwaukee.
"I've been seeing a lot of people around the country have been doing it," says Schmitt. "Milwaukee is a huge city and we should be doing something as well, causing some sort of awareness."
The lack of response in Milwaukee is disappointing to Schmitt.
"It was planned very quickly, but everyone talks about it," says Schmitt. "Very few actually walk. That's what we're trying to do."
The self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin claims he was defending himself. His attorney says he's protected by Florida's Stand Your Ground law, meaning you have the right to meet force with force if attacked.