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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.

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