Local motorcycle clubs ride Easter Sunday in support of Trayvon Martin
YOUNGSTOWN — Dozens of motorcyclist and motorcycle clubs from Youngstown will join in a national ride of support honoring the memory of a 17-year-old Florida boy gunned down in February.
Trayvon Martin was shot Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman, member of a block watch, who says he was assaulted by the teen and shot in self-defense. The shooting has touched off protests around the country from many who believe the teen was killed with no accountability from Zimmerman.
Bikers from various cities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York and California will don hoodies Easter Sunday and ride in support of justice for Trayvon Martin.
Bikers from the Youngstown-Warren area will be meeting at the Jokers Wrath Motorcycle Club at Market Street and Princeton Avenue on the South Side at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Participants will leave from the club at about 11 a.m. to embark on a two-hour ride in support of the cause.
There is no fee to participate, and organizers say anyone with a motorcycle is welcome to join.
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