The Pitt County Branch of the NAACP held what it called a "Justice for Trayvon" Peaceful Prayer Vigil/Rally Sunday afternoon in Greenville.
The rally took place at 4:00 p.m. on the steps of the Pitt County Courthouse on the 3rd Street side.
The NAACP says special invitations were sent to young people in the community, church leaders, community leaders, and all concerned citizens from across Pitt County.
Melissa Grimes was among those who attended. She says, "We believe that it is time for a change. It is time for a change."
Another participant, Ronda Williams, says,"I demand respect from others, and that's all I ask for is respect. And respect for my black brothers who seem to be being violated because of the color of their skin."
Rally organizers like Reginald Barrett, say, "We're going to fight against stand your ground laws around the country, we're going to fight against racial profiling, we're going to fight against the racial justice act. We're going to fight and we're going to stand up and we won't take it down for nothing. We're standing for justice."
The NAACP writes in a press release, "We all are outrage and heartbroken over the verdict in the murdred trial of George Zimmerman. We stand with Trayvon's family as they continue to grieve, and we are called to act."
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