CHARLOTTE, N.C. – About two dozen protesters and students gathered at the center of the UNC Charlotte campus Thursday to protest the Trayvon Martin case.
It was all planned by junior Brandy Hamilton, who says she feels a personal connection to what happened.
“It could have been my brother,” said Hamilton. It’s very sad."
Hamilton says she’s been closely following the Trayvon Martin case after news of the killing went national. Wednesday, she and her friend made fliers, and spread the news of the protest via Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday morning they gathered at the Belk Tower with posters and called for the arrest of George Zimmerman. He’s the community watchman who says Martin attacked him while he was on patrol in his Florida neighborhood in February.
Zimmerman admitted to killing the teenager -- who was not armed -- and claims it was all in self defense.
Hamilton and other protesters say they believe Zimmerman needs to be arrested.
“Two Sundays ago, I decided this is something I need to participate in,” said organizer Brandy Hamilton. “Whether it’s organize a rally, a protest or a march or participate in one."
Hamilton and others say they’re planning more protests on campus for the coming weeks.
“My reason for being here is because I feel like justice does need to be served,” said junior Christian Carter.