Hundreds Rallied Calling For Justice For Trayvon Martin - Fox 2 News Headlines

Hundreds Rallied Calling For Justice For Trayvon Martin

Posted: Updated:

Hundreds of Trayvon Martin supporters  rallied outside the Philadelphia Federal Courthouse, then marched around it, demanding a federal investigation into violations of the Florida teen's civil rights.

"If Rodney (King)  couldn't get justice with video, Trayvon couldn't get justice in the dead of night," explained Regan Almanor.

"Martin Luther King always tried to get cases out of Mississippi and Birmingham and get them up to federal level where you presumably will have more fair justice," said Anthony Wilson.

It has been a week since a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty after he says he shot and killed the  17-year-old in self defense.

Saturday afternoon's rally the courthouse is  one of 100  held in cities across the country demanding justice for Trayvon. The Kellar's traveled from Springfield, Delaware County, questioning the not guilty verdict reached under Florida's stand your ground law.

"Doesn't Trayvon have right for stand your ground also," questioned Joanne Kellar. He's being pursued by George Zimmerman, he should have had a right too."

 Martin supporters are hoping the rallies, marches and even call for a Florida

boycott will help change the fabric of the justice system. "Whether you're black,  white or another nationality if you believe in justice you should be out here."

The National Action Network is planning a march on Washington August 24th, to continue the push for federal action against Zimmerman.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:58:01 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
  • Police Warn Of Credit Card Scam Targeting South Jersey Residents

    Police Warn Of Credit Card Scam Targeting South Jersey Residents

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:53:38 GMT
    Police are warning people in South Jersey about a credit card scam. Authorities say it starts with a text message that looks odd, which tells people their bank accounts have been hacked.
    Police are warning people in South Jersey about a credit card scam. Authorities say it starts with a text message that looks odd, which tells people their bank accounts have been hacked.

  • Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:37:44 GMT
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices