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“Justice for Trayvon” Rallies Continue Ahead of Weekend Action

HeadlineJul 17, 2013

Protests are continuing nationwide in the aftermath of the weekend acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin. Hundreds of people marched in Los Angeles and San Francisco on Tuesday night for the fourth straight day. In Washington, D.C., Rev. Al Sharpton gathered with other civil rights leaders outside the Justice Department to call for rallies in 100 cities this weekend demanding “Justice for Trayvon.”

Rev. Al Sharpton: “Let us be clear: It is now, because of these laws, and upheld by a jury in this trial, where anyone walking — committing no crime — can be followed or approached by another civilian, and they can use deadly force and say it was self-defense. That is something that is frightening and cannot be allowed to sustain itself in our society.”

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