NBC NEWS: Memorial’s Removal In Sanford Sets Off New Tension Months After Trayvon Martin Shooting

Source: Lisa Lampkin and Jamie Novogrod / NBC News

SANFORD, Fla. – A battle is quietly brewing here over the possibility of a new, permanent memorial to Trayvon Martin.

Last week, city officials took down curbside memorial items that had been sitting for months outside the Retreat at Twin Lakes subdivision, where 17-year-old Martin was shot by George Zimmerman the night of Feb. 26.

The removal of the memorial angered some advocates for Martin’s family, and apparently sparked discussion about remedies, including a permanent memorial.

While it’s unclear where things stand – city officials say discussions about a permanent memorial are only beginning – opponents are already girding for a fight.

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