Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks on Ferguson protests

Demonstrators hold candles and signs Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Hundreds of people protesting the death of Michael Brown marched through the streets of Ferguson alongside state troopers Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNN) – On Tuesday morning Sybrina Fulton, the Co-Founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, and mother of Martin, spoke with CNN about the protests currently taking place after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.

“I think by seeing all of the militant, all the trucks and the guns and all of that, I don’t think that’s doing any good for that community because it frightens people. They have a right to protest, if they’re doing it in a peaceful manner. I think that our leaders need to get together, our community leaders need to get together and they need to set up something so that it’s more organized, and they need to meet with law enforcement, so law enforcement knows what’s going on, and they have a specific location. They shouldn’t have them just walking up and down the street. They want to have them in an environment where they feel comfortable and they don’t feel threatened by having guns and teargas and things like that being thrown at them. I think that it needs to be organized, whether it’s the national action network, the NAACP, or the urban league, or just community leaders or pastors in their area, but they definitely need to organize and let the people know their plan of action.”

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