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Rally for Trayvon Martin attracts 200 in Las Vegas

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Updated: 7/15/2013 8:09 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV/MyNews3.com) -- A march in support of Trayvon Martin's family was quickly organized through social media and about 200 people gathered Sunday night in downtown Las Vegas.

Marchers were passionate and peaceful as they vocalized their disappointment in the George Zimmerman acquittal while walking for several blocks up and down Main Street.

They chanted, "No Justice, No Peace," and "I am Trayvon."

Some held signs; some wore hoodies, and we saw lots of people carrying Skittles and Arizona Teas, the items that Trayvon Martin had the night he died.

This crowd included people of all ages, and they didn't mind walking several blocks in the heat.

They're upset a teenager is dead and they feel let down by the justice system. They wanted their thoughts to be known very publicly Sunday night.

"I'm scared for my son coming up because we get judged a lot and it's hard for black men to walk just around even if they judge them off how they look, and they're really good kids or good guys and they judge them by that and tragedy like this happens," said one mother, Latasha Johnson.

"I should be able to walk down the street in a suburban neighborhood where my parents pay rent for me to live there and be safe," said Krisshaun Ford who was carrying a sign and a bag of Skittles.

"I think he should have got off from manslaughter for murder. He killed a teenager that's there age. That is not fair. He can't graduate from high school or college or anything like that. No justice at all!" said Tammie Cherry.

And a man who did not wish to give his name carried a sign and shared his thoughts:

"...a nation that is not making amends and yet 17 year olds are still being killed and the justice says evidence has been heard. What evidence? Juries get to convene in process they say of secrecy and then the mystery. Where's the justice? Left astray, lost, and all these youth out here marching today they're afraid too. Who's going to be the next Trayvon?" he asked.

Metro officers were nearby throughout the march, mainly observing, especially when the large crowd was crossing streets.
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