Social Media ‘Blackout’ as Jury Gets Trayvon Martin Case

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AFRICANGLOBE – As the jury begins considering the case against George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, people are taking to social media to weigh in — everything from blacking out their profile pictures to spreading the word about a “day…

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"Some have replaced their profile photos on Facebook with a black square or silhouettes depicting Trayvon in a hoodie. The 17-year-old was wearing a hoodie when he was shot and killed by Zimmerman in February of 2012. Zimmerman said he acted in self-defense.


One online protest that has gotten more than 50,000 pageviews for a national “day of absence.” It urges: “If Zimmerman walks, the day after the verdict we are calling for a day of absence, a total national blackout. Call in sick and tired. Call in angry, call in crazy. But call in."

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