Family members of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown Jr., two teens killed in separate shootings that sparked protests and accusations of racism, found comfort in each other’s company in a South Florida vigil.
The event Friday in Miami Gardens brought together Martin’s parents — Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin — with Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr.
Martin told Miami television station WFOR that he aimed to bring hope to Brown.
“I just tried to encourage him and let him know that God has his hands on the situation, and he’s gonna be OK,” he said.
Fulton said, “There’s really nothing you can say. Time is going to heal the wound. But I think what we can just do is just encourage them and tell them that they’ll be able to make it because it is very difficult.”
Trayvon Martin was killed in 2012 by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in August.
SOURCE: The Associated Press