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Marshall group to host peaceful rally following George Zimmerman verdict

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A group in East Texas is hosting a peaceful rally following the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Marshall Against Violence (M.A.V.) has scheduled the event for Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 4pm-6pm.

The rally will take place in downtown Marshall on the east parking lot of the Historical Courthouse.

Organizers plan to have a petition circulating that will be sent to the governor of Florida asking for the Stand Your Ground Law to be re-evaluated so the incident that happened to Trayvon Martin will not happen to anyone else, regardless of their race.

   Martin's shooting shined a light on Florida's stand-your-ground and similar laws around the nation.

 Over the weekend,  Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the teen's death.

The shooting happened last year in Sanford, Florida.

 

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