Trayvon Benjamin Martin, a 17-year-old African American from Miami, Florida was shot and killed.

The murder of Trayvon and the injustice that followed inspired a social movement – #BlackLivesMatter.


Trayvon Martin lived in a neighbourhood which was plagued by robberies.

George Zimmerman, a volunteer for community watch killed Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman was not charged for murder until national media of the U.S covered it.

However, later a jury acquitted Zimmerman for second-degree murder and manslaughter.

The outrage over the death and judgement culminated in a social movement called #BlackLivesMatter.

Are African Americans being discriminated and subjected to injustice?

Know about ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest across the United States

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