Sanford Officials Move Trayvon Martin Memorial Without Family’s Permission

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Officials in Sanford, Florida have moved a shrine in honor ofTrayvon Martin from a street corner to a local museum, angering his family and members of the community, reports The Grio.

In a statement released Monday (July 9), the city explained their decision to relocate the memorial which includes photos of the 17-year-old, stuffed animals, flowers and American flags. “In an effort to protect and preserve the remaining Trayvon Martin curbside memorial items, and after communicating with representatives of Trayvon Martin’s family, Sanford City Manager, Norton Bonaparte announced that the curbside memorial site items placed outside the entrance of the Retreat at Twin Lakes Subdivision in Sanford have been taken to the Sanford Museum as of 2:30 pm today by city staff. All the items retrieved have been carefully handled and inventoried.” read the statement.

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