Peace rallies continue in support of Trayvon Martin - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Peace rallies continue in support of Trayvon Martin

YAZOO CITY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Weeks after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the murder trial of Trayvon Martin, rallies continue in support of the slain teen.

A Peace Rally for Trayvon Martin was held Sunday evening at the Yazoo County Courthouse. Members of the community gathered and prayed on the steps of the building.

They held signs that read "Justice should have been served" and pictures of the 17-year-old with Skittles and the words "Taste the Justice."

Different speakers talked about the affect of the verdict on the nation.

Organizers said the opportunity remains for Americans to discuss race relations and voice their opinions about Stand Your Ground Laws.

"It could have been me as well. Being an African American, I know how it feels to just be assumed just because I'm an African American young man. And so it affects me just like it affects everybody else," said rally organizer Stephen Diew.

Those attending the rally are calling for the U.S. Justice Department to pursue charges against Zimmerman for violating Martin's civil rights.

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Couple wanted for using fake money at Waffle House, police say

    Couple wanted for using fake money at Waffle House, police say

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:37 PM EST2018-02-19 21:37:52 GMT
    Police say this is the couple who allegedly paid for their meal with a fake $100 bill. (Photo Source: Biloxi Police Dept.)Police say this is the couple who allegedly paid for their meal with a fake $100 bill. (Photo Source: Biloxi Police Dept.)

    Police need your help finding two people they say used counterfeit cash at a Biloxi Waffle House in January 2018. 

    More >>

    Police need your help finding two people they say used counterfeit cash at a Biloxi Waffle House in January 2018. 

    More >>
  • South Mississippi schools continue to respond to online threats

    South Mississippi schools continue to respond to online threats

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:38 PM EST2018-02-19 20:38:07 GMT
    Gautier Middle School is the latest South Mississippi campus to deal with a social media threat in the days since last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL. (Photo source: Pixabay)Gautier Middle School is the latest South Mississippi campus to deal with a social media threat in the days since last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL. (Photo source: Pixabay)

    Gautier Middle School is the latest South Mississippi campus to deal with a social media threat in the days since last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL.

    More >>

    Gautier Middle School is the latest South Mississippi campus to deal with a social media threat in the days since last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL.

    More >>
  • Harrison Co. holds 'End of Watch' ceremony for deputy killed 45 years ago

    Harrison Co. holds 'End of Watch' ceremony for deputy killed 45 years ago

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:34 PM EST2018-02-19 18:34:32 GMT

    It was appropriately called an end of watch ceremony. That’s the moment in time when a law enforcement officer loses his life in the line of duty. 

    More >>

    It was appropriately called an end of watch ceremony. That’s the moment in time when a law enforcement officer loses his life in the line of duty. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly