Trayvon Martin gun is up for auction

Trayvon Martin gun is up for auction
By Catherine Hardy with Reuters
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Owner George Zimmerman was cleared of murdering the unarmed teenager in 2012


The gun used to shoot dead unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is to be auctioned by the man who shot him, George Zimmerman.

The neighbourhood watch officer was cleared of of the 17-year-old’s death in February 2012. He claimed it was self-defence.

George Zimmerman’s using Trayvon Martin’s name to sell the gun he killed him with:

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The shooting led to protests in several cities in the US and to the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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