Hundreds attend Detroit 'Justice for Trayvon' rally

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A demonstrator wears a hoodie during a protest the day after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

A demonstrator wears a hoodie during a protest the day after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

DETROIT Hundreds of people have gathered in Detroit to call for federal civil rights charges against a neighborhood watch leader found not guilty in the death of an unarmed teen.

Demonstrators in Detroit and elsewhere on Saturday called for the charges against George Zimmerman - one week after he was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network organized about 100 "Justice for Trayvon" events nationwide.

Karis Carr told The Detroit News she doesn't "believe there is justice for Trayvon" and worries about the world in which her six-year-old son is growing up.

The case has ignited debates about race relations, guns and self-defense laws. Zimmerman, who successfully claimed he was protecting himself when he shot Martin, identifies as Hispanic. Martin was black.


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