Photo courtesy of the artist.
In February 2012, Florida teen Trayvon Martin was slain by George Zimmerman who claimed self-defense. When Travyon Martin’s body was inspected, the only things in his possession were a hooded sweatshirt and a bag of Skittles! This senseless death has sparked protest marches across the USA.
There’ve been quite a lot of tributes to Trayvon Martin including the above image that was sent to us anonymously. The artist behind this work is definitely one you know, but the purpose of the piece is to draw attention to the injustice of Trayvon Martin’s senseless murder. On the package of Skittles, it says “American Teenager. Shot in self defense.” You’ll note that instead of Skittles, you see falling bullets. So tragic.
Spread the word! Justice will be served!