Peace march to be held Sunday

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 09:39 PM

Residents will take to the streets to peacefully demonstrate their displeasure of the George Zimmerman verdict Sunday.
The Trayvon Martin Community Peace March will begin at the corner of Washington and Centennial streets at 7:30 p.m. Those wanting to march are asked to meet at 7 p.m. The organizer of the march, Enreico Gilmore, said that it is important to him to have the event because of what he felt was injustice to Trayvon Martin.
Jurors found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder Saturday night in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Martin.
“Not only did the verdict impact me but it impacted other countries as well,” Gilmore said. “I have seen people in Jamaica and other countries protesting the verdict. I have seen a lot of reactions to the verdict and no one was doing anything here in High Point so I decided to do something.”
The group will travel down Washington Street and march to Sav-A-Lot in the Five Points area.
Gilmore said that he has received positive feedback in the community about the march and is expecting a large turnout for Sunday’s event.
“We did one last week, posted pictures and people have asked us to do another one,” Gilmore said. “I have been getting a lot of calls and people have said that they are going to announce it at their church.”
Gilmore said that the march may start with the Martin case and then  extend beyond him and to the youth of the community.
“A lot of our kids do not have anyone to look up to, so we are trying to let our children know that we are trying to do something positive for them,” Gilmore said.
For more information, contact Gilmore at 336-410-3673.

cdavis@hpe.com | 888-3657