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Across US, people rally for 'Justice for Trayvon'

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#1 Jul 20, 2013
ATLANTA (AP)— One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered for nationwide rallies to press for changes to self-defense laws and for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.

The Florida case has become a flashpoint in separate but converging national debates over self-defense, guns, and race relations. Zimmerman, who successfully claimed that he was protecting himself when he shot Martin, identifies himself as Hispanic. Martin was black.

"It's personal," said Cincinnati resident Chris Donegan, whose 11-year-old son wore a black hoodie to the rally, as Martin did when he died. "Anybody who is black with kids, Trayvon Martin became our son."

The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network organized the "Justice for Trayvon" rallies and vigils outside federal buildings in at least 101 cities: from New York and Los Angeles to Wichita, Kan., and Atlanta, where people stood in the rain at the base of the federal courthouse, with traffic blocked on surrounding downtown streets.

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Yet another nail in the inevitable coffin of gun nuttery.

Livonia, LA

#2 Jul 20, 2013
who in hell is speaking for people all across America in starting this post?there is no name or sponser to it so is this some of yahoos liberal crap?if so I say who ever you are kiss my white ass!travon got what he deserved and he was a thug!very few across America differ from verdict and only the msm press is making this bigger than it is!ask why the chickenshit media who started most of this wont tell of the riots in los angeles to the public?because there weren't riots across America! Obama and Sharpton failed in inciting enough riots so they are now going to tell you how proud of blacks they are for restraining themselves?again they want to bullshit American blacks as if they couldn't see the evidence for themselves?

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