Hundreds Attend ‘Justice For Trayvon’ Rally In Center City

CBS Philly

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By Molly Daly, Syma Chowdhry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A rally was held outside of the federal courthouse in Center City Saturday afternoon to urge the Justice Department to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Another rally to support Trayvon Martin was held in North Philadelphia at the Bright Hope Baptist Church on 12th street at the same time; two events with one message.

The event, part of the 100 city National Justice for Trayvon Day, drew a multiracial crowd of several hundred — including families — all gathered under a blazing sun to show solidarity, and call for an end of profiling.

“My two sons live in Lower Merion. It could’ve been them out there,” said Milton Thomas, who was there with and for his sons. “They live in a predominantly…

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