Justice For Trayvon Day in St. Louis

CBS St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – At the urging of the Rev. Al Sharpton, “Justice For Trayvon Martin” rallies were held in 100 cities across the nation, Saturday, including St. Louis.

Hundreds gathered outside the Eagleton Federal Courthouse downtown, during the noon hour, to hear speakers call for federal civil rights charges against the man who shot and killed Martin in Florida.

One of the local organizers, Dr. James Coleman Jr., said St. Louisans need to raise their voices, “Get some back in your bone. Open up your mouths and shout truth to power for Trayvon, for Tracy & Sabrina (Martin’s parents), and for the countless other victims, so that our children will not grow up unprotected in the United States of America.

An 18-year-old in the audience named “Mikeith” said he felt it was important for young black males like himself to attend the rally and speak out, “We are all…

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