Thousands attend 'Justice for Trayvon' rally in Manhattan

Thousands gathered in Manhattan this afternoon as part of the 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies being held in nationwide in protest of George Zimmerman being found

 Demonstrators are calling for civil rights charges to be filed against George Zimmerman.

Demonstrators are calling for civil rights charges to be filed against George Zimmerman. (7/20/13)

Thousands gathered in Manhattan this afternoon as part of the 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies being held in nationwide in protest of George Zimmerman being found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Last week, a Florida jury found the neighborhood watchman not guilty in the 2012 death of 17-year-old Martin. Zimmerman claims he shot the teen in self-defense, while opponents of the verdict claim Zimmerman targeted Martin because of his race.

Attendees say they want the U.S. Department of Justice to bring civil rights charges against Zimmerman. Rev. Al Sharpton also called for a rollback of Florida’s "stand your ground" laws.

Martin's mother and brother are also in attendance at the Manhattan rally.

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