The shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26 has set off a nationwide debate over race and justice. Martin was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who claimed he shot the teen in self-defense. Now, protesters around the country have donned hoodies in honor of the clothing Martin was wearing when he was killed.
In this image posted to Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James' Twitter page, Miami Heat players wear team hoodies in solidarity with Martin. On Thursday, March 22, 2012, Heat stars Dwyane Wade and James decided to make their reactions about the Trayvon Martin situation public, and James felt the best way to do that was the team photo
with everyone wearing hoodies.
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This handout frame grab from video, provided by House Television shows Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., wearing a a hoodie while speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Rush received a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.
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A man dressed in a hoodie holds up a sign saying "Will My Child Be Next?", during a protest march just prior to a town hall meeting March 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
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Sen. Kevin Parker, D-Brooklyn, left, Sen. Bill Perkins, D-New York, center, and Sen. Eric Adams, D-Brooklyn, wear hooded sweatshirts during session in the State Senate Chamber in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, March 26, 2012 to protest Martin's shooting death.
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New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (C) speaks during a press conference on the steps of City Hall on March 28, 2012 in New York City to call for justice in Martin's slaying.
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Mesha Irizarry, the mother of Idriss Stelley, a man who was killed by San Francisco police in 2001, shows her support at a rally for Martin outside of the Hall of Justice in San Francisco on Monday, March 26, 2012.
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Monsanna Torbert, 3, of Westwood, carries a sign reading "Do I Look Suspect?" during a march in support of Martin in downtown Cincinnati on Monday March 26 , 2012. The march, led from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to Fountain Square was billed as "Occupy the Hood" Cincinnati.
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Sen. Lester G. Jackson, III, D-Savannah, right, puts his hoodie on as he leaves the Georgia Senate floor with Sen. Emanuel Jones, D-Decatur, left, to join a rally outside the statehouse in memory of Martin, on Monday, March 26, 2012 in Atlanta.
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Steven Jonhson, 3, holds an enlarged banner of "Skittles" candy at a "Justice for Trayvon Martin hoodie rally" on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in Los Angeles.
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Ifeoma Ike, who works for the House Judiciary Committee, makes a statement as she and other Congressional staffers join in the "Hoodies on the Hill" event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2012, to remember Martin.
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University of Pennsylvania students Ebony Easley, right, Ayinde Alleyne, center, and Shayna Capers, left, participate in a candlelight vigil held in memory of Martin, Monday, March 26, 2012, at LOVE park in Philadelphia.
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College student Jajuan Kelley covers his mouth with a Skittles wrapper as he stands in a crowd of thousands rallying at the Georgia State Capitol in memory of Martin on March 26, 2012 in Atlanta.
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Dylan Hill, 12, marches down South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, Tuesday March 27, 2012 during a rally protesting Martin's killing.
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In a Monday, March 26, 2012 photo, Bridgewater College student Moshe Khurgel of Charlottesville, Va., holds a sign with Trayvon Martin's picture
on campus in Bridgewater, Va. Bridgewater students and others marched down Dinkel Avenue to the 7-Eleven where several students bought Skittles and ice tea during a protest of Martin's shooting.
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Congregants wearing hoodies participate in a service at Middle Collegiate Church in New York on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Churchgoers were invited to wear hoodies to services to show their support for justice in the Trayvon Martin case.
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A supporter wears a hoodie as others gather during a candlelight vigil at a memorial to Trayvon Martin outside The Retreat at Twin Lakes community where Martin was shot and killed. Participants planted a cross at the site to honor the slain 17-year-old.
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