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Rallies in cities across U.S. call for justice in Trayvon Martin case

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

People gather at a "Stand Up for Trayvon Martin" rally in Washington March 24. Many participants gathered in all black attire or hoodie sweatshirts, or carried tea and Skittles, in memory of the 17-year-old high school student who was shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla,

Mnsbc.com staff and news services report: Thousands of people in cities across the country planned to march this weekend to call for justice in memory of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.

Rallies were planned Saturday in Washington, Chicago, Dallas and Tampa, Fla. Seattle, Baltimore and Atlanta were among other cities hosting weekend events. Protesters were encouraged to wear hoodies – the type of garment Martin had on when he was killed. Read more.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters