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All Across the US, Calls for 'Justice for Trayvon'

Over 100 US cities will hold “Justice for Trayvon" vigils Saturday

- Common Dreams staff

Demonstrators gather on Saturday 20 July in Los Angeles as part of a nationwide rally to honor slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin after George Zimmerman was acquitted. (Frederic J Brown/AFP)

Over 100 US cities will hold “Justice for Trayvon" vigils Saturday at federal court buildings across the country.

Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and Martin’s brother, Jahvaris, will attend a rally in New York City, along with Sharpton. Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, is attending a vigil in Miami.

With the vigils, organizers are trying to build momentum for the Obama administration to file federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.