Richmond to hold prayer rally in response to George Zimmerman verdict

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond, like the rest of the country, is continuing to react to the Zimmerman verdict. A prayer rally will be held Wednesday night by a local pastor at 4th Baptist Church.

This is just one of many gatherings expected to happen for the rest of this week, and into the weekend.

On Saturday alone, vigils and rallies are planned outside federal buildings in 100 cities to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

This, of course, stems from Saturday's verdict, which said that Zimmerman was not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Attorney General Eric Holder talked about the verdict as he addressed members of the NAACP at their convention in Orlando. The group has urged the Department of Justice to file federal charges against George Zimmerman.

Wednesday night's prayer rally in Richmond begins at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2800 P. Street. A separate call to action forum is also being planned, but has not yet been scheduled.

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