WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – More than a hundred people crowded around the 1898 Memorial in downtown Wilmington to show support of a nationwide movement calling for justice for Trayvon Martin.
Members of the New Hanover County NAACP organized the event, which was one of roughly 100 across the country. The rallies come one week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of the 17-year-old teenager from Florida.
Raheem Nelson stood in the crowd Saturday afternoon. A father of two children close in age to Martin, Nelson said he had to show his support.
"I'm out here for every child," he said. "I'm out here for every man, woman, child, sister, brother – I'm out here for all that."
Some participants pointed to the Stand Your Ground law that's on record in Florida, along with several other states.
Styrus Daniels said it is time for the laws to be reconsidered, and even repealed, in an effort to prevent a similar situation from happening again.
"Hopefully, we can just stay active," he said.
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