San Antonio citizens take part in nationwide rally for Trayvon Martin

Author: Kara Mireles, Producer, kmireles@ksat.com
Published On: Jul 20 2013 10:05:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 20 2013 10:42:19 PM CDT
Local Trayvon Martin Rally
SAN ANTONIO -

People in San Antonio gathered outside the federal courthouse Saturday afternoon in honor of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida teen who was shot and killed.

It's been a week since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the Florida teen's death, and about 100 cities across the country took part in rallies.

Many who attended Saturday's rally at the courthouse aren't just callling for justice. They are calling for action, saying the Justice Department needs to intervene after last week's verdict.

One unnamed woman at the rally said, "We want justice for all. Did Trayvon get Justice? Zimmerman should get punished, criminally."

Another woman, who also did not identify herself, said, "I don't understand why a 17-year-old who was minding his own business was profiled and killed. Don't understand how someone looks suspicious if he's walking home with a hoodie."

Reverend Al Sharpton organized these rallies across the nation. Most of the rallies were held outside of federal buildings.