Hundreds rally in downtown Fort Myers for "Justice for Trayvon"
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - "No justice, no peace" a crowd of protesters chanted in downtown Fort Myers today, speaking out against the acquittal of George Zimmerman on second degree murder charges.
Hundreds took to the streets today as they marched from Centennial Park to the court house in downtown Fort Myers. The group said they were looking for "justice" after they say the legal system failed.
"The justice system has its own way of doing things, so we just have to stand up and have rallies and marches and make sure justice is served some other type of way," said Natasha Speed.
The march in Fort Myers was just one of more than a hundred taking place all across the country today, led by civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton.
People of all ages an ethnicities gathered today, unified under one message.
"It's not about black and white, it's point blank just treat us fairly," said Crystal Johnson, "I have three sons and I'm scared to death someone may take his life."
Several people in the crowd could be seen wearing hoodies and carrying the now signature cans of iced tea and packs of Skittles candy to show their solidarity.
"It was the last thing he had in his hands, it's just so tragic that this happened to a child," another protester said.
A child that won't soon be forgotten, as leaders and officials at all levels press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
"Continue to fight, continue to speak up, get involved, vote," said Johnson, "do whatever you need to do."