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Trayvon Martin rally at VSU

Hundreds gathered Thursday morning on the campus of VSU to rally and voice concern in the shooting death of a Florida teenager.

17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain. The triggerman has not been arrested and that has sparked outrage nationally and locally.

"No justice -- No peace. No justice --No peace," the crowd chanted.

Those at the rally say injustice for one is injustice for all.

"Fired up..  fired up! We ain't taking it no more.. We ain't taking it no more," the crowed yelled.

At the rally parents spoke up.

"I stand in solidarity with that mother who lost her baby," said one participant.

"It's personal and students are angry and I think it's time justice be done and served," said VSU student Dominique Moore.

"Wake-up. Pull back the cover and use your voice. Stand-up for everybody around you," said Calvin Smith, another participant.

All want to show their support for Trayvon Martin --  an unarmed Florida teen who was shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain.

"We have to stand up for equal justice for all -- we have to support that little boy," said rally goer, Phyllis Parker.

Across the nation people are outraged because the triggerman, George Zimmerman, has not been arrested. Zimmerman claim he fired in self defense -- that Martin attacked him.

"It's crazy and it's wrong. Stand-up in your neighborhood. Stand-up in your city. Stand-up at your church. Stand-up at your college and say no justice no peace," said Timothy Howerton.

Folks at the rally say if Trayvon Martin could be shot and killed while walking to a relative's home in a gated community -- then, many young teens who look like him are at risk.

Those who attended the rally were encouraged to contact local and state representatives not only in the commonwealth but in Florida. 

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SLIDESHOW: Outrage over Trayvon Martin case Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed last month by George Zimmerman, self-appointed captain of an unofficial neighborhood watch, while walking to his father's. More>>

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