‘Justice for Trayvon’ rallies scheduled in Philly, 100 cities

     In this March 2012 photo, a supporter of Trayvon Martin signs his name to a poster during a vigil. (Joseph Kaczmarek/AP Photo, file)

    In this March 2012 photo, a supporter of Trayvon Martin signs his name to a poster during a vigil. (Joseph Kaczmarek/AP Photo, file)

    Philadelphians will gather again at two separate rallies today to protest the decision in George Zimmerman’s murder trial, passed down nearly a week ago by a Florida jury.

    The Philadelphia chapter for the National Action Network will be holding its ‘Justice for Trayvon’ rally today, Sat., July 20, at 12 p.m. at 6th and Market streets.

    The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies outside federal buildings in 100-plus cities: from New York and Los Angeles to Wichita, Kan., and Birmingham, Ala., reports the Associated Press.

    CBS3 reports that the NAACP and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus will hold a prayer vigil at noon today as well, at the Bright Hope Baptist Church at 12th and Cecil B. Moore.

    According to the report, both groups are “pushing the Department of Justice to continue its civil rights probe into the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.”

     

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