アメリカ・フロリダ州で黒人少年トレイボン・マーティンさん(当時17)を射殺したヒスパニック系白人の元自警団員ジョージ・ジマーマン被告に無罪評決が下されてから1週間となる20日、黒人に対する人種差別だとして評決に抗議するデモが全米およそ100カ所で行われた。

時事通信によると、この日のデモは、黒人運動活動家のアル・シャープトン氏が企画。事件を再捜査するよう政府に呼び掛けるのが目的としている。

ニューヨークでは、同市警察本部庁舎の前に数百人が集合。亡くなったマーティンさんの母親のほか、人気歌手のビヨンセさんもデモに参加した。マーティンさんの母親は、「彼はまだ子どもだった。ここにいる皆さんの子どもを守るためにも、活動を続けていきたい」と訴えた

ロサンゼルスでも裁判所の前におよそ300人が集まり、抗議の声を上げた。集まった人たちは、「アメリカよ立ち上がれ」などと書かれたプラカードを手に、「今こそ正義を」などと繰り返し叫んでいた。ロサンゼルスでは、21年前の1992年、人種問題をきっかけに50人以上が死亡する大規模な暴動が発生したこともあり、集会を呼びかけた団体は集まった人たちに決して暴力に訴えないよう呼びかけていた。

■オバマ大統領、黒人社会の葛藤を代弁「35年前の私だったかもしれない」

共同通信によると、オバマ大統領は19日、ホワイトハウスでの報道官の定例記者会見に予告なく現れ、少年は「35年前の私だったかもしれない」と述べ、自分が差別された体験も織り交ぜながら黒人社会の葛藤を代弁した。無罪評決を尊重するとしながらも、国民に黒人の考え方を説明し、黒人には痛みを分かち合う姿勢を示すことで沈静化を図った。

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  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin march across the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a rally organized by the Reverand Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin march across the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a rally organized by the Reverand Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin march across the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a rally organized by the Reverand Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A boy cranes his head to hear a speaker while attending a rally in support of Trayvon Martin, organized by the Reverand Al Sharpton, in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin pray together while attending a rally organized by the Reverand Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A woman holds a boy while attending a rally in support of Trayvon Martin, organized by the Reverand Al Sharpton, in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin march across the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a rally organized by the Reverand Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A woman holds a sign as she attends a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A man holds a sign as he attend a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A man holds a sign as he attends a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin march across the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a rally organized by the Reverand Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Jay-Z attends a rally honoring Trayvon Martin outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Women holds a sign as they attend a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors attend a rally in support of Trayvon Martin, organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton, in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin and Martin's brother Jahvaris Fulton (L), attend a rally organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton (R), in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman regarding the killing of her son on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Police escort protestors marching in support of Trayvon Martin across the Brooklyn Bridge, after attending a rally organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin march across the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a rally organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin march towards the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a rally organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: A man holds a sign as he attends a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take to the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue during a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take to the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue during a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: women holds a sign as they attend a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: A chalk outline, a bag of Skittles, and a can of iced tea are seen during a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Singer Beyonce attends a rally honoring Trayvon Martin outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Singer Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z attend a rally honoring Trayvon Martin outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Singer Beyonce attends a rally honoring Trayvon Martin outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Singer Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z attend a rally honoring Trayvon Martin outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Singer Beyonce attends a rally honoring Trayvon Martin outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: A woman wipes away a tear as protersters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Protestors attend a rally in support of Trayvon Martin, organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton, in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City. In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager, in Sanford, FL; he was found not guilty of murder due to Stand-Your-Ground laws. Protests have continued across the country since Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton speaks during a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks as Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton and Martin's brother Jahvaris Fulton (L) attend a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton attends a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 20: Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside Los Angeles Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, United States. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    CHICAGO, IL - JULY 20: Demonstrators attend a 'Justice For Trayvon' rally at Federal Plaza in the Loop July 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The rally was one of a scheduled 100 to be held in cities across the country today to protest a Florida jury's decision last week to find neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)