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'Justice for Trayvon' rallies held in York, Harrisburg

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Two 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies were held in the Midstate this weekend.

Many in the crowd outside the York County courthouse held ice tea and skittles, the items Martin was carrying when he encountered George Zimmerman.

One of the organizers of the York rally, Michael Walker, talked of what he thought the George Zimmerman trial and verdict were about.

"It started off with race and I really believe it was about race," he said. "We can act like it wasn't but it was all about race."

Meanwhile in Harrisburg the rally was preceded by a march. Community leaders echoed the same goal -- to have the Justice Department look into civil rights violations against Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.

"We don't believe that there was sufficient enough evidence in that case for George Zimmerman to pursue Trayvon in the manner in which he did," said Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson. "He was an unarmed teenager."

"It is our belief that the individual jurors had overlooked an awful lot of evidence to get to the fact that Trayvon Martin was the aggressor," said Homer Floyd of the Martin Luther King Leadership Development Institute.

There is also the call for members of the community to make sure things are right in their own homes.

"We are here today so that we can start anew," said one of the speakers. "Not only for Trayvon Martin's family, but for our communities in the city of Harrisburg. So we are asking you to go home. Love on your children."

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