George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin case: Trayvon Martin curbside memorial items moved to museum

SANFORD, Fla. - A curbside memorial for Trayvon Martin has been moved to the city museum, Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte announced on Monday.

Bonaparte said the items were moved in order to protect and preserve them. 
 
Representatives of the Martin family were notified before the move.
 
Martin, 17, was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in February.
 
Zimmerman, 28, told police he shot the teenager in self-defense and has pleaded not guilty. But Martin's family and civil rights activists said Zimmerman, who is white and Hispanic, racially profiled Martin and ignored a 911 dispatcher's advice not to follow him.
 
The incident put national attention on the state of race relations and gun control laws in the United States. The Sanford, Florida, shooting sparked weeks of protests and rallies across the country, leading up to Zimmerman's eventual arrest.
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