Celebrities Lend Their Support To National Action Network’s “Justice For Trayvon” National 100 City Rally
From coast to coast, people have been out all Saturday afternoon to join the National Action Network’s Justice for Trayvon” National Action Day of Vigils.
The vigils, held at noon, went from coast to coast and were held to press the federal government to charge George Zimmerman with civil charges in the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin.
Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, was in New York at the rally while his dad, Tracy Martin, was in Florida at the Miami rally. They both addressed the crowd and thanked everyone for their support. A video clip was captured by NBC News:
Even through rainy conditions in the south and extremely hot conditions on the east coast, the rallies ended up with thousands of people showing their support. In Atlanta, actress Lynn Whitfield showed her support while Beyoncé, Jay Z and Tina Knowles showed theirs in New York.
There are many more rallies and plans in the works as local and national leaders vow to use this unfortunate incident as a way to effect change in not only in the black community but around the nation as a whole.