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Rally “Justice For Trayvon” Held In Hartford

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The "Justice for Trayvon" rally in front of the Ribicoff Federal Building on Main Street in Hartford on July 20, 2013. Photo taken by WTIC's Steve Saunders.

The “Justice for Trayvon” rally in front of the Ribicoff Federal Building on Main Street in Hartford on July 20, 2013. Photo taken by WTIC’s Steve Saunders.

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Around 100 people attended a rally in front of the Ribicoff Federal Building on Main Street in Hartford Saturday afternoon, in memory of Trayvon Martin, the teenager who was shot and killed back in 2012 in Sanford, Florida.

The event was one of over 100 rallies across the country under the title “Justice for Trayvon,” coordinated nationally by the organization National Action Network.

Ngnoc Pham of Hartford coordinated the rally on Main Street and said, “I’m a mom. At the end of the day, I’m not part of any organization. I was overwhelmed with the injustice for this and I want legislators to repeal the Stand Your Ground law.”

The rally was held to support Trayvon Martin’s parents and stand up against Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. It kicked off at noon and gradually grew in attendance.

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