“Justice for Trayvon” Rally Held in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Dozens rallied in downtown Springfield Monday night to protest the not guilty ruling for George Zimmerman.
The crowd gathered at 8:00 p.m. at Court Square or City Hall park as it’s also called.
People brought Skittles which Martin was carrying when he died and held signs asking for “Justice for Trayvon.”
Those in attendance say they’re proud to see the community come together over the verdict.
“One thing about Springfield is you hear more negative about Springfield. So to see something so positive about something that’s going on within the world, it’s something that affects our community, quit a bit, it’s a wonderful feeling to see something like this going on in Springfield,” explains resident Marie Daughtry.
“We’re gonna march for Trayvon Martin. We’re not going to leave this alone until we get justice,” adds Natasha Frazier, who also lives in Springfield.
The rally was organized by the Springfield chapter of the NAACP, AWAKE, The Springfield Political Action Committee and local young people.
The group is also collecting signatures to ask the Justice Department for a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman.