Sanford March Compares Trayvon to Jesus Christ

Zimmerman ordered to take anger management after brush with law
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2012 1:20 PM CDT

Leaders from the NAACP and other groups led a massive crowd through the streets of Sanford, Florida, today to demand the arrest of George Zimmerman—and deny reports of an economic boycott, the Orlando Sentinel reports. "We want an arrest, shot in the chest," chanted the crowd, which MSNBC estimated in the thousands. They stopped outside police headquarters for speeches and a benediction comparing Trayvon Martin's death to that of Jesus Christ.

Civil rights luminaries like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous were in attendance. Speaking to reporters before the march, Sharpton and Jealous denied reports that black leaders are planning an economic boycott of Sanford—but said actions against corporations supporting "Stand Your Ground" laws are in the works. In other Trayvon news, MSNBC reports in this video that Zimmerman was ordered to take anger management classes after a brush with the law in 2005. (More Al Sharpton stories.)

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