Florida shooting sparks racial anger

Activists call on federal government to intervene after man is not arrested after killing unarmed teenager.

    " />" />

    US civil rights activists are calling on the federal government to investigate the death of a black teenager in southeastern state of Florida.

    Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old, was shot in the chest last month by George Zimmerman, 28-year-old volunteer neighbourhood guard who was carrying a 9mm handgun.

    Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin but claimed he was acting in self-defence after Martin attacked him. Police, following Florida's unusual interpretation of what it means to act in self-defence, have not arrested Zimmerman.

    Rosiland Jordan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, Al Jazeera explores the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Some key moments in the life of the man who led his country from independence in 1980 until November 21, 2017.

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    In the US, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 23.