Trayvon Martin Prayer Vigil

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Hundreds of people gathered outside the National Civil Rights Museum Monday afternoon to pray for justice and honor the memory of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was shot and killed on February 26th by neighborhood watch caption George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, who has not been arrested for the shooting, claimed he shot Martin in self-defense. Martin, who was unarmed, was walking back to his dad's house after a trip to a gas station for Skittles and iced tea.

The situation sparked national attention, and vigils, rallies, and marches have been held across the country to honor Martin's memory and call for Zimmerman's arrest. The Memphis vigil featured local spoken word poets, a prayer, gospel hymns, and a speech by Mayor A C Wharton. Here are a few scenes from the rally.

Hundreds crowded together outside the Civil Rights Museum.
  • Hundreds crowded together outside the Civil Rights Museum.

An overflow crowd gathered on the hill that overlooks the museum.
  • An overflow crowd gathered on the hill that overlooks the museum.

There were Justice for Trayvon signs everywhere.
  • There were Justice for Trayvon signs everywhere.

More Justice for Trayvon signs
  • More "Justice for Trayvon" signs

Local TV news crews made the scene.
  • Local TV news crews made the scene.

People in I Am Trayvon Martin tees peppered the crowd.
  • People in "I Am Trayvon Martin" tees peppered the crowd.

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