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Greenwood rally held to honor Trayvon Martin

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Crowds gather at a Greenwood rally seeking justice for killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin. (Mar. 27, 2012/FOX Carolina) Crowds gather at a Greenwood rally seeking justice for killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin. (Mar. 27, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Rallies are being held in cities across the country to protest the failure of police to arrest a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer for reportedly shooting to death an unarmed black teenager.

A second rally took place in Greenwood Monday evening. Many citizens both young and old came together to show their support to the family of Trayvon Martin. They told us they just want justice in the case.

"I think it's great and I think we need to keep on doing it," said Minnie Posley. 

"I wish people will wise up and get it together. I think we need to come together and unite as a country," said Drenda Lawton.    

Their outrage stems from when police say Trayvon was killed Feb. 26 by 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Police tell us he was holding Skittles and an Arizona Tea at the time of his death. 

Zimmerman has said he was acting in self-defense. He has not been arrested, though state and federal authorities are investigating. The rally brought out nearly 200 people and they say they plan on doing more in Greenwood to shed light on other cases like Trayvon right here at home. 

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