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Rally for Trayvon Martin at VCU Monday

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Dozens of people are expected to attend a rally for Trayvon Martin on the campus of VCU Monday.

They're asking people to show up with a bag of skittles and a tea.

Police say Trayvon had just purchased these items not too long before he was killed.

According to police, a neighbor felt threatened by the teen.

Investigators say Trayvon was visiting his dad's fiance in a suburb outside of Orlando last month.

He was on his way back from the store.

According to police, Neighborhood Watch Captain George Zimmerman saw the teen, thought he looked suspicious and started following him.

There was reportedly a fight, and Zimmerman said he shot the teen in self defense.

Trayvon was reportedly on the phone with his girlfriend at the time, she says he mentioned he was being followed, but wasn't sure why.

Investigators say Trayvon was unarmed. Zimmerman was never arrested or charge, and that's what the controversy is all about.

Rallies have been held across the country and the calls for justice have caused the police chief to step down for now.

Zimmerman is reportedly in hiding right now.

And Monday people are gathering for a rally to support Trayvon Martin.

It starts today at 7:00 p.m. at the Commons Plaza at VCU.

The rally has already gotten support on Facebook, and there will most likely be a large crowd out Monday evening.

We'll bring you all the latest coverage on this event later.

Meanwhile, George Zimmerman's attorney and a close friend are speaking out to defend him.

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