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Trayvon Martin supporters rally in Downtown Jacksonville

Rally at Hemming Plaza 07-14-13 (Lorena Inclan)
Trayvon Marting supporters gathered at Hemming Plaza for a peaceful rally following the verdict. (Lorena Inclan)
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Updated: 7/14/2013 11:13 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wearing hoodies and chanting "No Justice No Peace", dozens of Trayvon Martin supporters rallied in Downtown Jacksonville to express their disappointment after learning a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty.

People from all races and ages gathered for a peaceful protest at Hemming Plaza then marched toward the Duval County Courthouse where they rallied on the steps.

"Where is the justice? Justice has to be served," said Annette Fields, protester.

Many held up signs that read "Justice For Trayvon". Organizers set up a speaker system to allow anyone who wanted to express their feelings to speak before the crowd.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Pastor Elder Harris led the group in a prayer followed by a moment of silence.

While many were saddened, the focus of the rally was to organize for justice.

"I realized at that point the judicial system said we're not going to give justice to Trayvon Martin," said Richard Blake, rally organizer. "For me it was a lot of anger, it was a lot of sadness and grief but I realized we had to organize after that."
 
Organizers told those who attended that the rally is a "movement not a moment". Many say they are now trying to organize a rally in Tallahassee, they hope to gather a large group to march on the capital on Tuesday.
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