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New Bern joins nationwide "Justice for Trayvon" rallies

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NEW BERN, N.C. -

It's been a week since George Zimmerman was found not guilty for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Now cities across the United States are calling for justice in a nationwide rally.

On Saturday, one of those rallies happened right here in eastern North Carolina.

Around 100 people gathered outside the federal courthouse in New Bern to hold a "Justice for Trayvon" prayer vigil.

The rally featured church leaders, community activists, and people from all walks of life. To commemorate the rally people sang, spoke, and prayed.

"I felt mad and sad for Trayvon Martin; because, people told him to stay in the car and Zimmerman didn't stay in the car. He should have been proven guilty, but he was not guilty," said 10-year-old rally attendee, Joshua Simmons.

Event organizer, DeVest Toon, of the National Action Network, says the main purpose of the rally was to call for the United States Department of Justice to investigate whether Martin's civil rights were violated on the night of his death.

"We don't feel like justice has been served. We know there is judiciary process, and we know that they went through the first phase of it. Now we're calling on the justice department to look at see if Trayvon Martin's civil rights were violated," said Toon.

Whether you agree or disagree with the verdict people at the rally say something needs to be done.

"Injustice for one group is injustice for all," said rally attendee Luci Avery.

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