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Martin's parents take no stance on proposed Fla. boycott following acquittal of Zimmerman

The parents of Trayvon Martin say they are taking no stance on a proposed boycott of Florida following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of their son.

Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, said Friday that opponents of Zimmerman's acquittal have the right to express themselves, but that she and the teen's father are neither supporting nor opposing the proposal.

Fulton spoke during a packed news conference at the annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Entertainer Stevie Wonder has vowed not to perform in Florida as long as the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law remains on the books. Civil rights leader Al Sharpton has suggested that the law's opponents might boycott Florida orange juice. Other groups want a boycott on the state's tourist destinations, both multibillion-dollar industries.