About 100 Rally for Trayvon Martin in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Residents and activists have rallied against racial injustice at the federal courthouse in downtown Minneapolis.
Reports say about 100 people prayed for Trayvon Martin’s family.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison told them that it’s “important we don’t get bitter, we get better.”
Like a similar rally in Minneapolis last Monday that brought out several thousand people, speakers at Saturday’s vigil demanded justice not just for Martin but for Terrence Franklin, a man killed during a confrontation with Minneapolis police this spring.
The hour-long vigil included speeches from several pastors encouraging peace, while a group that aims to end gun violence collected signatures for a petition urging the Justice Department to press civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who says he acted in self defense when he shot Martin.