Trayvon Supporters Close Police Dept.

    Dream Defenders hold hands, Monday, April 9, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, before marching to the Sanford Police Department in protest against the handling of the Trayvon Martin case by police. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT) (Newscom TagID: krtphotoslive543931) [Photo via Newscom]

    Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel / MCT

    Six protesters donned hoodies and forced the closure of the Sanford Police Department on Monday, asking for more attention to be paid by authorities to the Trayvon Martin case. The act of civil disobedience gained the demonstrators a community-forum meeting, set for April 19, to discuss the case. The protesters, part of the group the Dream Defenders, said the police in Sanford had made little effort to find evidence that would convict shooter George Zimmerman in the case that has consumed national attention. The protesters blocked the doors of the department, forcing its closure for much of the late morning and early afternoon.

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