About 100 rally for Trayvon Martin in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Residents and activists have rallied against racial injustice at the federal courthouse in downtown Minneapolis

The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/19aj8Su ) about 100 people prayed for Trayvon Martin’s family.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison told them that it’s “important we don’t get bitter, we get better.”

Like a similar rally in Minneapolis last Monday that brought out several thousand people, speakers at Saturday’s vigil demanded justice not just for Martin but for Terrence Franklin, a man killed during a confrontation with Minneapolis police this spring.

The hour-long vigil included speeches from several pastors encouraging peace, while a group that aims to end gun violence collected signatures for a petition urging the Justice Department to press civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who says he acted in self defense when he shot Martin.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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