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There has been much support for Trayvon Martin over the last few days following the non guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.
The NAACP has reached more than 1 million signatures on their petition to the Department of Justice calling for federal prosecution and civil rights charges against Zimmerman, according to an article on TheGrio.com.
Rev. Al Sharpton has announced that rallies and vigils will be held in 100 cities this weekend to encourage the federal government to pres civil rights charges against Zimmerman, according to an article on TheGrio.com.
Following the trial, an rendering of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wearing a hoodie by artist Nikkolas Smith has gone viral, according to an article on NewsOne.com.
Million Hoodies for Trayvon Martin Founder Daniel Maree is urging celebrities and supporters to keep pushing for justice, according to an article on MTV.com. In the article, Maree says his group will continue to work against the gun lobby and racial profiling.
One such celebrity taking a stand is music legend Stevie Wonder, who has reportedly boycotted Florida, stating he will not perform there until the “Stand Your Ground” law is abolished, according to an article on Billboard.com.
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