Source: AP / WFTV
SANFORD, Fla. — Vigils in 100 cities are being planned for Saturday over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing.
Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and fighting tears — protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager, and organizers say they’ll try to maintain the momentum with vigils next weekend.
A prayer service was held in Sanford. Many gathered in Sanford to pray for peace at the New Life Word Center Church.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said his organization will hold prayer vigils and rallies in front of federal buildings. Sharpton joins the NAACP and others calling for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in Martin’s 2012 shooting death in Sanford.
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