Robbers to Victim: 'This Is for Trayvon Martin'

A Bethesda, Md., man was beaten early Saturday in a trendy Washington, D.C., neighborhood by three men who yelled, "This is for Trayvon Martin," police said.

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A protester at a recent "Justice for Trayvon" rally (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Washington Post is reporting that a Bethesda, Md., man was beaten and robbed early Saturday morning in Washington, D.C.'s trendy neighborhood of Adams Morgan by three men who yelled, "This is for Trayvon Martin," before attacking him, police said. The victim suffered minor injuries and declined medical attention.

The incident is being investigated as a hate crime and robbery, according to D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali.

Three black men approached an adult white male from behind while he was walking in the 1700 block of Euclid Street NW at 1:26 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Two of the men threw the victim to the ground and kicked him, Alali said. The three perpetrators then took the victim's iPhone and wallet and fled.

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