Vigils set in 100 cities in Travyon Martin case
by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press
July 15, 2013 10:40 AM | 638 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Abdul Kebbeh, 6, holds a sign at Westlake Park on Sunday, July 14, 2013 in downtown Seattle. Hundreds of people gathered at Westlake and marched to the United States Court House to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida man that shot and killed Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)
Abdul Kebbeh, 6, holds a sign at Westlake Park on Sunday, July 14, 2013 in downtown Seattle. Hundreds of people gathered at Westlake and marched to the United States Court House to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida man that shot and killed Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)
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Demonstrators converge on Union Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, during a protest against the acquittal of neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Demonstrators upset with the verdict protested mostly peacefully in Florida, Milwaukee, Washington, Atlanta and other cities overnight and into the early morning. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Demonstrators converge on Union Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, during a protest against the acquittal of neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Demonstrators upset with the verdict protested mostly peacefully in Florida, Milwaukee, Washington, Atlanta and other cities overnight and into the early morning. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Vigils in 100 cities are being planned for Saturday over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing.

The Rev. Al Sharpton says his organization will hold prayer vigils and rallies will be held in front of federal buildings. Sharpton joins the NAACP and others calling for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in Martin's 2012 shooting death in Florida.

Largely peaceful rallies were held Sunday in cities across the country. There were some arrests in Los Angeles, where more than 100 police officers in riot gear converged on a crowd of about 80 protesters.

Sharpton has urged peace, saying any violence would mar Martin's name.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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