Hundreds Rally For Trayvon Martin

Rally calls for arrest in shooting of Florida teen

Monday, Mar 26, 2012  |  Updated 6:53 AM EDT
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All across the country people gathered to pray in peace in the memory of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida.

Chris Gordon

All across the country people gathered to pray in peace in the memory of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida.

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Hundreds Rally for Trayvon Martin

Hundreds gathered at Freedom Plaza on Saturday to rally for justice in the Trayvon Martin murder case. News 4's Darcy Spencer has the story.

Protestors Rally for Trayvon Martin

The rain did not dampen the determination of D.C. protestors looking for justice for Trayvon Martin. News4's Derrick Ward spoke to those taking part in the rally at Freedom Plaza where protesters demanded George Zimmerman's arrest.
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Over a thousand protesters braved damp conditions to gather at Freedom Plaza Saturday and call for an arrest in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

A number of clergy, political activists, and artists were scheduled to speak at the rally, which began at 2 p.m. and was held on the steps of the Wilson Building. The rally was one of dozens that have been held across the county in recent weeks as a national controversy has developed over the shooting of the unarmed black teen.

The 17-year-old Martin was killed on the evening of February 26 while returning to his father's home from a 7-Eleven in Sanford, Florida. George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch captain in the gated community of Twin Lakes, has claimed that he shot Martin in self-defense after Zimmerman confronted the teen and asked him what he was doing in the neighborhood. Moments before the shooting, Zimmerman had called the Sanford Police Department to report what he believed was suspicious behavior on Martin's part.

Federal authorities have opened an investigation into the case.

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