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Participants wear hoodies for 'Quiet Riot' in downtown Tulsa


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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 7/19/2013 9:27 am Published: 7/18/2013 9:13 pm


A group of Tulsans' outcry against the verdict in a Florida courtroom was quiet but hooded in strong protest.

Tulsans showed up at City Hall on Thursday night for a "Quiet Riot" and wore hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin.

Angela Crosky said that she wanted to participate in the march as soon as she heard about it.

"We are letting people know that we can protect in solidarity and not be a riot," said Crosky.

Amy Pike told FOX23 that she traveled to Tulsa from Muskogee to participate in the march.

"I had to be here because I had to do something," said Pike, "If you don't do something than nothing changes."

Prior to the march the group went before the city council and asked them to pass, "'A Resolution Supporting the Department of Justice Prosecution of George Zimmerman for Civil Rights Violations."

Angie Pitts told FOX23 that she brought her grandchildren to walk alongside her because she thinks that people of all ages can learn from this case.

"It's not about color it's about justice and everybody should be treated like a human," said Pitts.

The march started at City Hall and ended at Guthrie Green.


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Mayor Maynot - 7/19/2013 3:46 PM
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Zimmerman was stalking Martin? Hey here's one for ya, if Martin had been at home in bed preparing for the next days work, instead of skulking around in The middle of the night (quite possibly looking for what he could steal) then Zimmerman would have no need to keep Martin under surveillance. Infuses you quiet riot people would remain silent if someone was beating your head on the sidewalk.

Mayor Maynot - 7/19/2013 3:34 PM
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Any idiot with any sympathy for scum like Tray Von needs to have their head beat on the sidewalk. Give the poor ignorant suckers a little Sandip call. That way they will have a little better understanding for what it's all about.

MisterT - 7/19/2013 9:48 AM
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He wasn't killed for being black, and black people don't get pulled over for being black. Get over yourself. There's a whole lot of whining going on around here.

WyoMoe - 7/19/2013 8:57 AM
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jesseme = Trayvon wasn't killed for "walking while black"!!!!! He was killed because he violently attacked a man. All of this was proven in a "Court of Law". You just cant accept it. I'm not saying that it couldn't have been handled differently but it WAS settled by the best Justice System in the world.

watergirl - 7/19/2013 8:42 AM
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Yes, I too am sick to death of being profiled for being white. "If you are white you are racist". Look people the trial is over get used to it. Justice was served and riots and protests are not going to change anything. You are only making yourselves look bad. If you can not accept the law of court then you people must not be law abiding citizens.

jessme - 7/18/2013 11:22 PM
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Why is it that someone can get pulled over for driving while black..why is it that Trayvon was murdered for walking while black? Yes, I am sure there are black racists, just like there are bigots of every background and ethnicity, but the point is that the racists that do the most damage are the ones in power! It is time to end the criminalization of the black male in America. Read "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander and educate yourself! This is what is going on..it went from slavery to segregation to criminalization, and it is what made it okay in the eyes of six white jurors for Zimmerman to profile Trayvon TO DEATH. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!! WE can do better, we need to do better!

proudamerican - 7/18/2013 10:17 PM
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Why is it only whites are called racist? blacks have black week in Daytona if we had white week were called racist, they have bet if we had white tv were called racist, they have black collages if we had whites only colleges we are racist. I'm tired of people yelling racist every time a black person is involved. as far as Zimmerman goes, he was judge by his peers and the jury has spoken. there are a large number of clubs events and schools that are all for blacks only and the whites are the ones who are racist?
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