Thousands rallied in Downtown Atlanta today at Justice for Trayvon vigil (Photo courtesy CBS Atlanta)
Thousands rallied in Downtown Atlanta today at Justice for Trayvon vigil (Photo courtesy CBS Atlanta)

Thousands gathered on the steps of the Russell Federal Building in Downtown on Saturday for a “Justice for Trayvon” vigil – one of hundreds held across the country in protest of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman was acquitted a week ago in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in south Florida. Despite a rainstorm, speakers and performers, including Martin Luther King III, spoke to the assembled crowd and called for a reassessment of the so-called “stand your ground” law and to urge a federal civil rights investigation.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.