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“Justice for Trayvon” Rally Held in Springfield


Trayvon rallySPRINGFIELD, 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.

 


  • hollytrim

    Ok first off NOT ANYONE of u who are talking crap about this Trayvon know him. how do any of u know if he was a bad kid or not and not only that but have u ever heard the saying ” lawyers are good liers.” If u dnt kbow him dnt talk about him. he was an innocent teen walking down the street. it could have been Trayvons neighborhood as well u dnt live in florida u dnt kno nothing. not only that but if Zimmerman was neighborhood watch wat is he doing with a gun? he has no reason to have one and if an issue was started thats wat cops are for he wasnt suppost to take it in to his own hands and kill the boy. anyone else who murders someone or assults someone goes to jail so wats so special bout Zimmerman? he should get the same punishment as everyone else in this world. and just think how his poor parents feel bout their yound child being gone who had the rest of his life waiting for him. i know if someone killed my child id want justice too id wanna see him suffer in jail!

  • Thalakos

    I understand people are upset. However, what exactly do you think a rally will do? He can’t be put back on trial. It’s against the law. He was acquitted. Now he’ll have to deal with civil suits for years and years. But in civil suits, it’s only monetary. Is your level of justice going to be measured in dollars now?

  • Shanekha Young

    What is ridiculous is the mindset of many of those who made such awful comments. Even if you disagree it is not necessary to bash others opinions and be so heartless and disrespectful. Some of you should be ashamed of yourselves. And on another note: I pray such tragedy doesn’t happen to you or your family…