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In a video timed to coincide with Mother's Day (which in America is on Sunday) Sybrina Fulton, the mother of murdered teenager Trayvon Martin, calls for a review of gun laws in the US.
Former England football captain Sol Campbell met the parents of slain black teen Trayvon Martin today.
Speaking to ITV News at the meeting, he said that the problems in the United States that led to the death of the unarmed youngster exist here, in the UK, too:
The family of Trayvon Martin, the young black teenager killed by a neighbourhood watch guard in Florida in February, have arrived in the UK to thank the British public for their support.
The first person they went to meet was Doreen Lawrence, whose son Stephen was murdered by a racist gang in South London in 1993.
The police's failure to investigate his death properly led to an inquiry that described the Met as institutionally racist.
Trayvon Martin's family will visit the memorial to Stephen Lawrence later today. Stephen's mother Doreen wrote to the family after their 17 year old son was shot in Florida.
Trayvon's mother Sybrina Fulton, his father Tracy Martin and older brother Jahvaris will tour the Stephen Lawrence centre in Deptford which provides education and training for disadvantaged young people. They'll also visit the bus stop where Stephen was murdered.
The family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who was shot and killed as he walked through a gated neighbourhood in Florida, will arrive in Britain this morning.
Trayvon's death has sparked an out-cry across America with Barack Obama saying, "if I had a son he would have looked like Trayvon."
17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Sanford, Florida on February 26th by 28-year-old George Zimmerman.
Martin had been watching an NBA basketball game on TV at his father's girlfriend's house in a gated community when he left the house to walk to a nearby 7-Eleven.
On his way back from the shop he was spotted by Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch volunteer.
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Trayvon Martin's parents have been meeting with members of the black community here in the UK.
Doreen Lawrence and Sybrina Fulton met today to visit the memorial of murdered Stephen Lawrence and discuss justice for their sons