In front of a statue of Martin Luther King Jr., about 50 people met in San Antonio to protest the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin and called for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed the 17-year-old.
Speakers at the Saturday morning rally called for a deeper discussion about race relations in America.
The rally in San Antonio caps a week of protests by thousands of people across the country. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, claims he acted in self-defense when he shot the black teenager on Feb. 26.
REPLAY THE VIDEO: Plaza de Armas held a readers forum March 28 titled "Zoned Out" in the wake of last month's San Antonio City Council move to consider so-called "down-zoning on two properties to block developments opposed by nearby neighbors.
While environmental activists cheered the council's move, critics said it would damage property values by scaring off investors.
Enter the Helotes Humane Society’s Corny Dog Photo Contest and your pet could be crowned “Corny–Dog 2012” and ride on the Helotes Humane Society float during the Cornyval Parade on Saturday, May 5 in Old Town Helotes. The winner will also be awarded a basketful of prizes and have their winning photograph featured in the Helotes Echo.
“We are the weaker sex, yes or no?” Officer Menell Orosco, a 16-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department, asked the 40 Longfellow Middle School girls fidgeting in the sub-cafeteria at Jefferson High School on Tuesday.
“No!” they replied.
“Actually, yes we are, because men are bigger and stronger and they can overpower you,” Orosco said back. The girls stopped fidgeting and giggling and sat silent as she continued with her explanation.