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Dem. Congressman Wears Hoodie at Trayvon Martin Rally

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) wore a hoodie at a Trayvon Martin rally Saturday. (Image source: Jasmine Styles/Twitter @JStylesWLTX)

Congressman James Clyburn (D-S.C.) donned a hooded sweatshirt to speak at a rally for slain teen Trayvon Martin, one of at least 100 such events to take place across the nation Saturday.

Reporter Jasmine Styles for WLTX-TV tweeted a photo of Clyburn speaking in front of the South Carolina state house, one week after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in Martin's shooting death.

Clyburn hoodie Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) wore a hoodie at a rally for Trayvon Martin on Saturday. (Image source: Jasmine Styles/Twitter @JStylesWLTX)

The hoodie sweatshirt has become a symbol in the wake of Martin's death, and Clyburn is not the first congressman to wear one in support: last year, Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois was reprimanded after taking off his suit jacket and wearing a hoodie to give a speech on the House floor.

(H/T: Weasel Zippers)



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