Rally for Trayvon Martin Held in San Jose

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    NBC Bay Area
    Hundreds gathered outside San Jose City Hall Sunday evening in support of Trayvon Martin.

    People in the South Bay Sunday evening joined a nationwide call for action in support of Trayvon Martin.

    Hundreds of people gathered outside San Jose City Hall this evening to join in the discussion about race in America in the wake of  the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

    In addition to urging states to over-turn Stand Your Ground laws, others also said Zimmerman should be facing other charges in the case.

    "We’re gathered here to protest violence and what we call legal injustice and we want justice for Trayvon," San Jose Pastor Oscar Dace said.

    "We feel that George Zimmerman should be charged with some type of criminal charges...and given the history of racial profiling in America, we feel that is something that should not happen today," co-organizer Gary Daniels said.

    Yesterday, similar rallies were held in more than 100 cities across the nation. The one in Oakland was organized by a 17-year-old boy--the same age as Martin when he was killed.

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