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Nationwide rallies scheduled following Zimmerman verdict

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SHREVEPORT, La. -

A local rally to open dialogue among citizens in the wake of the emotional not-guilty outcome in the George Zimmerman trial has been organized.

Rev. Artis Cash, with the National Action Network, says the 'peaceful assembly' is set for Saturday, July 20th at noon in front of the Federal Courthouse at 300 Fannin St. in downtown Shreveport.

Cash says the only way to make positive progress with race relations in the U.S. is for the lines of communications to be open among all groups.

"People right now are hurting. People are confused, and people are angry and rightfully so. But we want to redirect that energy back into the dream that Dr. [Martin Luther] King had. Dr. King had a wonderful dream and we want to keep that dream alive."

Dubbed 'Justice for Trayvon' on the NAN's Facebook page, Cash says everyone in the community is encouraged to attend and expects as many as 300 cities across the nation to participate in similar rallies on Saturday.

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