UA Rally today for 'invisible' population - Tucson News Now

UA Rally today for 'invisible' population

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, students are rallying at the University of Arizona in silence.  They say it is for victims of injustice. 

There will be dozens, if not hundreds of students at the U of A Mall at noon today. They will be silent and they all will be wearing a black hoodie, what Trayvon Martin was wearing a year ago today, when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Florida.

Today the students here are rallying in silence against what they see as injustices, it's called the ‘hear us, see us rally'. 

They represent the socially invisible, hoping to turn them visible and relevant. 

The rally isn't just for gun violence or in protest against "Stand your ground laws', but also issues like ‘don't ask don't tell' and immigration laws. 

Organizers say they want to bring light to all victims of injustice – black, white, Latino, anyone. Those planning it say it's open not just to students, but the entire community. 

The rally starts at the MLK Building on campus at 11:30 a.m. and is moving as a group to the U of A Mall by noon. 

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