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Trayvon Martin protest held in Huntsville

A peaceful rally was held in Big Spring Park, Huntsville. A peaceful rally was held in Big Spring Park, Huntsville.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Demonstrators in Huntsville held a peaceful rally protesting the George Zimmerman verdict and advocating action to make the city safer.

Twenty people gathered in Big Spring Park Tuesday night to protest Zimmerman's acquittal on murder charges for the death of Trayvon Martin.

A juror in the case said she believed Zimmerman was defending himself when he shot and killed Martin.

Tonight's demonstration was also meant to speak out against ongoing deadly violence in America and Huntsville.

Kathlee Henderson, a protestor, said "We're talking about the crime in Huntsville as well. Over the past two days we realized we just had two more homicides, a sixteen-year-old boy that my nieces actually knew…and it's just sad that it's been happening so quickly and nobody wants to get up and stand for a cause."

This protest was organized by two friends who've been urging people to come out every night this week.

They're hoping to get growing numbers of people out each night until they have a strong movement to encourage change.

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