Martin’s Parents Attending Weekend Vigils In Miami & NY
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MIAMI (CBS4/AP) — Trayvon Martin’s parents will honor their son following the Zimmerman verdict, Saturday, at two separate vigils.
The vigils will take place in Miami and New York.
Martin’s mother and her son, Sybrina Sabrina and Jahvaris Fulton, will join Al Sharpton outside New York Police Department headquarters.
Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, is set to be at a similar in Miami.
Sharpton’s National Action Network is planning rallies in 100 cities to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
The Miami event will be held at the plaza of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse located at 400 North Miami Avenue.
It will begin at 10:00 am, Saturday July 20th, 2013.
The Justice Department is investigating whether Zimmerman violated Martin’s civil rights when he shot the 17-year-old during a February 2012 confrontation in Sanford, Fla.
Zimmerman said he fired in self-defense. He was acquitted last Saturday of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.
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