On Tuesday, Rev. Al Sharpton proudly announced that he will being leading a national “Justice For Trayvon” rally in 100 US cities over the weekend to put pressure on the Department of Justice to file criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
Ever since the verdict of “not guilty” was given to Zimmerman, there have been many protests from thousands of people all across the country. But, Sharpton wants to make something clear with this rally:
“People all across the country will gather to show that we are not having a two- or three-day anger fit. This is a social movement for justice,” Sharpton said as he announced the plan outside the Justice Department with several ministers.
The rallies will take place in front of federal court buildings at noon on Saturday in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and many more…96 more to be exact.
Even though Sharpton is aware that there are many obstacles he faces, he admits “there is also a blatant civil rights question of does Trayvon Martin and the Trayvon Martins of this country have the civil right to go home.”
Moreover, Sharpton declared that after the rallies, a conference will follow in Miami where he and other officials will develop a plan to address the “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida.