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Hundreds Rally For Justice For Trayvon Martin

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SAVANNAH, GA -

Hundreds of people in Savannah joined a nationwide march calling for justice for Trayvon Martin. It's been one week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of the Florida teen.

Marchers took over the streets of downtown Savannah eager for others to hear their message on stopping senseless killings.

"To ensure not another Trayvon would be affected in this matter," said the organizer of the rally, Pastor Terrance Burrell of Connor's Temple Baptist Church.

Many people in the crowd chose to wear the iconic hoodie which Martin was wearing on the night he was shot and killed. It has become a symbol of support for the teenager.

"The way we paint the picture of our young people I want to see that change. I want it to be so a young man can walk around with a hoodie on and not automatically think he's a criminal," said marcher Sharon Butts.

Darryl Baylor, one of the marchers, said you can't judge someone by how they look.

"We all feel threatened at times but there a big difference between feeling threatened and racially profiled," said Baylor.

Baylor said this case has touched many lives.

"If there's no justice for one, there's no justice for any of us," said Baylor.

The organizer of the event said even though the violence happened in another state it can happen right here at home. 

"At the end of the day it's about the children. It's about stopping the violence," said Burrell.

 

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