Sybrina Fulton

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Hundreds of people marched on the State Capitol Monday to protest Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. They were led by the Reverend Al Sharpton and the parents of two slain teens.

Chanting phrases like “no Stand Your Ground” and “no justice, no peace,” the Reverend Al Sharpton led a march from the Leon County Civic Center to the steps of the Florida Capitol building.

U.S. Senators Tuesday sparred on Capitol Hill over Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. The Congressional hearing to review the law also included personal testimony from some affected by it.

The Mothers Share Their Stories

“I appear before you because my son Jordan was shot and killed last November while sitting in the back seat of his friends car listening to loud music,” said Lucia McBath.

In Florida, the mother of Trayvon Martin and Democratic lawmakers are calling for the repeal of the state’s so-called “stand-your-ground” law. A bill to repeal the law comes nearly a year after neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed teen.