PHOENIX — Dozens of people participated in a protest march in Phoenix on
Monday, calling for federal civil rights charges to be filed against Florida
neighborhood watch activist George Zimmerman.
A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Approximately 75 people marched in downtown Phoenix, chanting “Justice for
The marchers went first to City Hall and then to the federal
The Rev. Luther Holland prayed aloud for consideration of federal charges
against Zimmerman, saying and he and fellow protesters feel “deep concern, deep
hurt and deep anger” over the case.
The Rev. Jarrett Maupin Chants led chants such as “I am Trayvon,” and he
called on the Arizona Legislature to change the state’s stand-your-ground