Marching for Martin


By Rochelle Dean


An estimated 5 to 7 thousand people showed up at the state house to take part in the National Justice for Trayvon March.

Participants held signs reading "no justice no peace" and others with pictures of the murdered teen as they marched from the state house demanding the US Department of Justice bring federal charges against gunman George Zimmerman.

Several people spoke during the event including US Representative Jim Clyburn, South Carolina NAACP President Lonnie Randolph, Jr. and event organizer Chris Sullivan.

Participants agreed to hold a peaceful protest, but said they would not be silent as they wait for change.

Columbia is one of a hundred cities that held marches in honor of the unarmed teen throughout the nation Saturday.

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