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PHOTOS: 100 Cities Rally For Trayvon Martin

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On Saturday, 100 cities held rallies organized by the National Action Network for Trayvon Martin, where large crowds demanded a federal civil rights investigation into the fatal shooting of the unarmed teen. “Trayvon could have been anyone’s child,” Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, said at a rally in Miami. “That’s the message that’s being sent to the world.” Celebrities, lawmakers, and religious leaders also joined the rallies on Saturday, which follow a series of largely peaceful protests since George Zimmerman’s verdict.

One day after President Obama delivered a surprise speech on race, protesters made their own statements against racism and profiling in America.

1. A 6-year-old’s sign in Miami, Florida read “I am not a suspect”:

2. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Phil Skinner captures a powerful moment:

3. Beyonce and Jay-Z made an appearance with Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother, and Al Sharpton at the rally in NYC:

Credit: @TheRevAl

4. Outside NYPD in NYC:

Credit: @rdevro

5. At the South Carolina State House:

Credit: @WLTX



6. In Dallas, Texas:

Credit: @DallasWeekly

7. Protesters donned hoodies like the one Trayvon wore:


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