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WICHITA, Kansas — More than 30 people demonstrated one block away from the Wichita State University campus Saturday afternoon.
They’re calling for justice for 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and to raise awareness in Wichita.
The intersection of 17th and Hillside was filled with people holding signs and chanting for justice.
This “Justice for Trayvon” rally is part of a larger effort started by Rev. Al Sharpton.
Sharpton wants a federal investigation into the George Zimmerman case after he was found not guilty in the shooting death of Martin.
Some people at the rally told KSN News they’re frustrated with the criminal justice system.
They argue that there needs to be some sort of social and legal change to the stand your ground laws and that racial profiling needs to stop.
Supporters hope that this rally will spread the message peacefully and for change to happen soon.
“Violence will get us nowhere. We’ll be in the same situation when George shot Trayvon so we have to come together peacefully and show people we are not all ignorant and we know how to act and that we can come together and rally around each other to support a great cause,” said April Anderson, concerned citizen.
Rally organizers say they will continue to spread awareness in Wichita until they see change.