MIAMI (CBSMiami) –Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in a hometown rally for the parents of Trayvon Martin in Miami this weekend.

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla), who chaired a racial profiling hearing in Washington, D.C. attended by Martin’s parents, is organizing the event for Sunday at Bayfront Park, located at 301 North Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami.

Gates will open at 1:00. The event begins at 4:00.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend including the congresswoman, local politicians, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer Chaka Khan, among others.

Martin, 17, of Miami Gardens, was gunned down February 26th while walking through a gated Sanford community by self-appointed Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman who claimed he shot the teen in self-defense. Citing the “Stand Your Ground” law, police did not charge Zimmerman in the shooting which sparked outrage and cries for justice across the nation.

Comments (6)
  1. Macmaven says:

    Cops better get ready in Miami. More crime is bound to come.

  2. Miguelangel says:

    Hahaha, so dang true. If you want to see racism in the flesh, go and watch this rally. It will be racism galore.

  3. KAB says:

    if you are reading this article why do you care? Aunt Blabby , Miguelangel and Macmaven are racists who should go to their KKK rally. Travon was murdered by an idiot with a gun who thought he was a rent-a -cop. If Zimmerman gets away with this, then any child predator who sees a teenager he/she wants can get out of a parked car, stalk your teen, acost your teen and when your teen doesn’t wiillingly go with them, shoot them and tell the cops your teen attacked them. Wake up America. Sanford will not get away with turning Travon Martin into Emmitt Till.

    1. Charles says:

      That is not a very nice, nor perspicacious and/or factual comment, kabby.

  4. Angel says:

    I can’t believe this Frederica Wilson with her incendiary speech I think she lacks a brain.

  5. Sarah says:

    hate and bigotry are alive and well in this Miami of ours
    and on top of that looking to get hate going between blacks and hispanics
    Zimmerman claim he is hispanic after the fact, murder is murder
    no matter where you come from. In our beutifull city bigotry is king

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