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Wilmington rallies in honor of Trayvon Martin


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds of blacks and whites rallied at the corner of North 3rd Street and Front Street this weekend in response to the non-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.

Speakers say now more than ever the community needs to come together to fight racism. They say Trayvon Martin represents black children everywhere, and power can only be found in unity.

“It makes you scared that this could happen,” said one mother in the crowd. “Your child could be walking from the store, from a friend’s house, from a playground and you don’t feel safe anymore. Our kids are not safe anymore.”

The Wilmington community says it is important to come together often. They say this verdict initiated a coast-to-coast movement, and Trayvon will not have died in vein.

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