Courtesy: Alexa Welch Edlund / Richmond Times-Dispatch
July 20, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Several hundred people attended a rally in Richmond to press for change in the wake of the "not guilty" verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Saturday's gathering was part of a 100-city prayer vigil a week after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Martin.
The Richmond crowd carried signs reading "Act for Trayvon" and "No justice, no peace. The justice system failed another black male."
Twenty-year-old Tiera Lee of Richmond wore a hoodie, the same kind of clothing Martin wore the night he was killed, with this inscription: "My hoodie does not mean I am a criminal. I am Trayvon Martin."
She told the Richmond Times-Dispatch she wanted to demonstrate that people shouldn't be judged by their appearance or attire.
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