100 Cities Hold Rallies for Trayvon Martin

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Saturday marked one week anniversary since George Zimmerman's acquittal, and 100 cities from New York to Alabama, took to the streets to rally in the name of justice for Trayvon Martin.

According to Fox News Latino, the rallies were scheduled to press the issue that federal civil rights charges should be brought against Zimmerman.

"We are trying to change laws so that this never, ever happens again," Rev. Al Sharpton said during a rally in New York.

Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton also spoke out to the crowd, "Today it was my son. Tomorrow it might be yours."

Fox News Latino reports that these rallies had also been set in place in hopes that the stand-your-ground law will be repealed. But there aren't many, including the state of Florida, backing this idea.

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