Kansas City area rallies push for justice in Martin killing one week after Zimmerman was acquitted

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Trayvon Martin supporters on both sides of the state line gathered Saturday as part of a nationwide series of 'Justice for Trayvon' events.

The Associated Press reported that over 100 rallies took place nationwide Saturday, one week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Martin, an unarmed teen.

The AP also reported supporters gathered mainly to press for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch leader.

Many of the rallies occurred outside federal buildings, including the rally in Kansas City, Mo. at the federal courthouse on 9th Street downtown on Saturday morning.

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Supporters also planned a rally at 6 p.m. at Big Eleven Lake, located at 11th and Washington in Kansas City, Kan. Some streets will be blocked off in the area.





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