Source: Tracy Jarrett / NBC News
A week after a verdict of not guilty was delivered in the George Zimmerman trial, thousands of supporters of Trayvon Martin and his family gathered across the country to press for further federal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the teen’s shooting death.
“I’d like the world to know that Trayvon was my son. He was a loved child. He did nothing wrong and we’re not going to let them persecute him the way that they have,” Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, said on Saturday, at a vigil held in Miami, Fla.
“I vowed to Trayvon, when he was lying in his casket, that I would use every ounce of energy in my body to seek justice for him. I will fight for Trayvon until the day I die. Not only will I fight for Trayvon, I will fight for your child as well,” Martin said.
A Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter on July 13. Zimmerman says he shot the teen in self defense.
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