Dozens march in Dillon for Trayvon Martin
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:37:50 GMT —
More than two dozen people marched the streets of Dillon Friday evening in protest of the verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin.
A jury found George Zimmerman not guilty last week.
The marchers walked from the old Walmart parking lot on Highway 9 to the Dillon County Courthouse on Main Street.
They held signs and carried banners with pictures of Martin.
Rondell Eason organized the march to call for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman and to spark change within the Dillon Community.
"We organized this march so our children can grow in a safer environment. We organize this march for Trayvon Martin in support of his family. And we want to do some changes for Dillon County," said Eason.
The marchers believe their protest will help improve race relations in the community.
They plan to hold another rally and protest in the coming weeks.
A rally in support of federal charges against Zimmerman is planned for Saturday in Florence.
Florence City Councilman Ed Robinson is president of the Florence National Action Network chapter, which is part of Reverend Al Sharpton's movement.
The rally is Saturday at noon outside the Federal Building on West Evans Street in Florence.