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19 July 2013

World, United States

President Obama (reuters)

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Obama: Trayvon Martin could have been me

In a surprise speech at the White House, Barack Obama makes the most personal comments on race of his presidency, saying that Trayvon Martin “could have been me”.


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17 July 2013

Read more on Matt’s blog: Matt Frei
When the law is a black and white case

The acquittal of the man who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin has left many Americans seething and raises vital questions of subjectivity, prejudice and sterotypes.


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15 July 2013

World, United States



Matt Frei
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Protesters march in outrage over Zimmerman verdict

From New York to LA, thousands of protesters take to the streets to voice outrage over the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was cleared of the murder of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.


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14 July 2013

World, United States

George Zimmerman acquitted of killing black teenager Travyon Martin (Getty)


George Zimmerman not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin

A US jury acquits George Zimmerman over shooting dead unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, setting free a man who became a polarising symbol in the national debate on race and gun law.


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14 July 2013

Read more on Matt’s blog: Matt Frei
Good year for guns in America

As a jury acquits George Zimmerman of the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin, Matt Frei explores a good year for the gun in “shoot first, ask later” America.


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12 July 2013

World, United States

George Zimmerman and lawyer (getty)

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After killing that shocked America: the verdict

It was the case that divided America: a young black man shot dead by a neighbourhood watch volunteer who pleaded self defence. Will George Zimmerman now be acquitted of murder?


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14 May 2012

UK

Trayvon Martin petition website launches in the UK


Trayvon Martin petition website launches in the UK

The website used to bring the man accused of Trayvon Martin’s murder to court, launches in the UK with the aim of “radically changing” how the public influences those in power.


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09 May 2012

World, United States

Trayvon Martin's parents (Getty)

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Trayvon Martin’s parents visit Stephen Lawrence memorial

The parents of the murdered black American teenager Trayvon Martin have come to Britain to meet the family of Stephen Lawrence, and visit the spot where he was murdered in 1993.


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20 April 2012

World, United States

Zimmerman in court (reuters)

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Zimmerman says sorry to Trayvon Martin’s parents

George Zimmerman made a brief appearance on the stand at his bail hearing in Florida – as the judge agreed to set a $150,000 bond for him to get out of jail.