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NAACP plans rally to protest Zimmerman acquittal

12:08 PM, Jul 23, 2013   |    comments
George Zimmerman acquitted in Florida's Trayvon Martin murder case
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ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia chapter of the NAACP and other organizations are planning a motorcade and rally to urge the Department of Justice to file federal charges - including civil rights violations - against George Zimmerman.

Organizers say a motorcade of about 200 bikers is expected to travel from the Stonecrest Mall east of Atlanta to the Georgia State Capitol Sunday afternoon to show support for Trayvon Martin.

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The 17-year-old was fatally shot by Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Fla. last February. Zimmerman followed the teen and said he shot Martin in self-defense after an altercation. A jury acquitted him in the teen's death.

The rally is expected to begin at 2 p.m. NAACP officials say supports are welcome to welcome to join regardless of race.

(The Associated Press)

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