Friday, July 19, 2013

'Justice For Trayvon Martin' March In Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Florida -- A 'Justice For Trayvon Martin' March is being organized by the NAACP of South Brevard, The MLK Coalition, and Pastors from several churches in the Melbourne, Florida area including: Greater Allen Chapel AME Church, Kingdom Life Church of God in Christ, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, New Mount Zion Baptist Church, New Shiloh Christian Center, St. James Missionary Baptist Church, and other organizations. 


According to the protest flyer, the purpose of the march is:

"WE STAND WITH OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN GIVEN THE RECENT ACQUITTAL OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WHO STALKED AND KILLED HIM." 

The march is planned to take place beginning at noon on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Melbourne City Hall located at 900 E. Strawbridge Avenue. 


Organizers ask that people sign a petition addressed to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the U.S. Department of Justice, asking him to "open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman for this egregious human rights violation."


Organizers say that the NAACP petition against George Zimmerman has collected more than 1 million signatures which can be found here

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