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People Rally For 'Justice For Trayvon' Across The United States

ATLANTA (AP) - Several thousand people endured rain in downtown Atlanta as they called for changes to the nation's self-defense laws a week after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
    
The Rev. Raphael Warnock asked several thousand attendees of Saturday's rally what was so scary about a black man in a hood. Martin, who was black, wore a hoodie sweatshirt on the night he died. Zimmerman, who identifies himself as Hispanic, told police Martin looked suspicious.
    
Rally organizers said states should make it harder for people like Zimmerman to use self-defense arguments in court after killing someone. Many called for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch volunteer.
    
Zimmerman's attorneys have said their client didn't pursue Martin because of his race.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of people, including the music superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce, have assembled in New York City at one of the rallies being held around the country calling for "justice" for slain teenager Trayvon Martin.
    
Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, and the Rev. Al Sharpton were leading the vigil on a plaza in downtown Manhattan.
    
It comes a week after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the killing of the unarmed teenager.
    
In addition to pushing the Justice Department to investigate civil rights charges against Zimmerman, Sharpton says he wants to see a rollback of stand-your-ground self-defense laws, which are on the books in more than 20 states.
    
Sharpton's National Action Network organized midday "Justice for Trayvon" rallies and vigils outside federal buildings in about 100 cities.

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