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Updated: 07/20/2013 4:58 PM
Created: 07/20/2013 4:55 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Maricella Miranda

RAW: Dozens Rally for Trayvon Martin in Minneapolis


Photo: MGN Online

One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered for nationwide rallies to press for changes to self-defense laws and for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.

On Saturday, dozens gathered outside the federal courthouse in Minneapolis to honor Martin. Local pastors gave a sermon and led a group prayer.
    
The Florida case has become a flashpoint in separate but converging national debates over self-defense, guns, and race relations. Zimmerman, who successfully claimed that he was protecting himself when he shot Martin, identifies himself as Hispanic. Martin was black.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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