SEATTLE – They demanded justice for Trayvon Martin, here in Seattle, and across the county. More than two hundred people rallied at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in downtown Seattle Saturday, part of a national day of action for Martin. The noon vigil included speeches by local clergy, civil rights groups, and Trayvon Martin’s cousin, Cedric Martin of Tacoma.
Many in the crowd was upset with the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial last week in Sanford, Florida. Some protesters are calling for federal charges to be brought against Zimmerman.
After the rally at the courthouse the crowd marched down Fifth Avenue en route to Pratt Park in the Central Area of Seattle.