A pastor who attended the Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House today was wearing a hoodie sweater, apparently in support of Trayvon Martin, the black youth who was killed by George Zimmerman.
The pastor, among many clergy in attendance at the annual East Room gathering, is not named in the press pool report from the event.
Martin was wearing a hoodie when he was shot, and the apparel has become a symbol worn by those showing sympathy for him and outrage against Zimmerman.
From the pool report:
One pastor wore a hoodie, the symbol of Trayvon Martin, the young black man shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
Also on hand is the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has been leading protests demanding the arrest of Zimmerman, who has not be charged with a crime. Zimmerman, who is half Hispanic and half white, says he shot Martin in self-defense.
Obama last month expressed sympathy for Martin’s family, saying if he had a son he would look like Martin.