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Occupy Chicago Plans 'We Are Trayvon Martin' March (PHOTOS)

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FILE - This undated family photo shows Trayvon Martin. College students around Florida rallied Monday, March 19, 2012, to demand the arrest of a white neighborhood watch captain who shot the unarmed teen in February.
FILE - This undated family photo shows Trayvon Martin. College students around Florida rallied Monday, March 19, 2012, to demand the arrest of a white neighborhood watch captain who shot the unarmed teen in February.

On Wednesday night, hundreds of people took to the streets of New York to protest the killing of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain.

Trayvon Martin, 17, was gunned down on Feb. 26 while returning to a gated community in Florida after buying candy nearby. The neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, allegedly followed the teen before shooting him, claiming he was "suspicious."

Zimmerman has not been charged in the slaying, which has outraged Martin's family, civil rights activists and those following the case.

On Saturday, members of Occupy Chicago and Occupy the Hood will gather at Chicago's Daley Plaza for a "We Are Trayvon Martin" protest, demanding justice.

In Miami, protesters on Wednesday took to the streets carrying Skittles and iced tea -- which Martin was carrying when he was deemed suspicious by Zimmerman.

“Zimmerman should be arrested,” the Rev. Al Sharpton told HuffPost Wednesday. “There’s more than enough probable cause to arrest him. The whole claim of self-defense is bogus. How do you claim self-defense against someone you are pursuing?”

Chicago's "We Are Trayvon Martin" protest takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Daley Plaza. To learn more about the case, click here.

See photos from the Miami protest here:

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