Rallies being held in Augusta for Trayvon Martin

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Friday, July 19, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Groups in Augusta are gathering this Saturday to rally for Trayvon Martin.

Martin, 17, was fatally shot in Sanford, Fla., in February 2012.

George Zimmerman was found not guilty by a Florida jury on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Official Peace March - 10 a.m.
Starts: Municipal Building, 530 Greene Street
Ends: John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse, 735 James Brown Boulevard
Event planners say the march is being held to encourage the Department of Justice to continue to investigate the murder of Trayvon Martin. There will be voter registration and petition signing.

Community Union Rally - Noon
John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse, 735 James Brown Boulevard.
Event planners say this is a response to the Trayvon Martin trial verdict. It is being coordinated by Rev. Larry Fryer.

Discussion of Zimmerman Verdict - 3 p.m.
Williams Memorial CME Church, 1630 15th St.
Church officials say this is a forum to discuss the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial. Rev. Larry Fryer will host the discussion.

Stomping Out Injustice: Rally for Trayvon - 3 p.m.
John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse, 735 James Brown Boulevard
This event is sponsored by the National Action Network. Information from event planners: "Since the July 13 acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty on all charges in the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, more than 550,000 MoveOn members have called on the Department of Justice to bring civil rights charges against Zimmerman. Now, MoveOn members are joining Rev. Al Sharpton, activists, faith leaders from the National Action Network, and other progressive allies in 100 cities across the country, to hold prayer vigils and rallies urging the Department of Justice to press charges."


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