SEATTLE — A week ago Saturday, a Florida jury decided George Zimmerman acted in self defense when he shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
Still outraged at that decision, Saturday thousands of people rallied around the county, and in Seattle.
“We want to let the community know that even though this tragedy happened we can stop it,” said Lecia Murphy, who joined more than 100 protestors in Seattle, outside the U.S. District Courthouse. “Let our voices so he didn’t die in vain.”
During the rallies across the country, people called for federal charges against Zimmerman.
In New York, Martin’s mother spoke to the crowds.
“Today it was my son, tomorrow it might be yours,” said Sybrina Fulton.