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Trayvon Martin supporters rally in Greenville

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The nation reacts to the jury's verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial.

While many believe the jury made the right call, all over the country protests are breaking out. They're crying for justice and fairness. Not only when it comes to crime, but racial relations.

In Greenville, there was no exception, as a crowd gathered to help spark an important conversation.

Dozens of people stood in front of NAACP headquarters demanding justice.

"Truly this is a time for prayer. Prayer for Trayvon Martin's family, first and foremost. Prayer for all of our youth," Pitt County Coalition Against Racism's, Don Cavallini.

The group outside NAACP headquarters said the entire case has turned into an issue of race.

"It doesn't take a white community to get together and say this was wrong, it doesn't take a black community. Together we're all going to stand on this situation, because it's an African American child that was unjustly killed, but next it could be a white child that be killed," said Bettie Hilliard.

Martin's supporters say the case is re-energizing the movement to end racial profiling in the United States.

"To have your child taken away from you because of something that took place like it took place in Florida, it's unjust and it's not right. Whether that child be black white, pink or purple. No one should lose their child in the manner in which Trayvon Martin's family lost him and all I can say through all of this as a community, that united we stand and divided we will continue to fall. So we need to come together," said Rita Bunns-Battle.

The supporters say they will continue to fight to remove stand your ground laws in every state.

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