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We begin tonight with -- demonstrations nationwide exactly one week after jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Florida teenager trade on Martin.
In Philadelphia -- what was plan to play out in several cities across the nation today.
Each carrying one unified theme -- what the marchers called justice for trade on people upset with the verdict.
In Miami trade on Martin's father Tracy spoke to the crowd.
Thanking them for their thoughts and prayers and laying out what must change because of his son's death.
Just -- Come together he said Brian -- just that one of those demonstrations in New York City today live in our newsroom Brian.
Over 500 people gathered in York city earlier today and thousands more nationwide.
Holding signs trade on more and cut out posters.
Bags of scandals umbrellas on a hot summer afternoon.
To speak about against I should say racial profiling and stand your ground lost -- -- mother Sabrina fault was emotional while addressing the crowd.
LeBron is not here to speak couldn't -- -- He's very important -- kids.
And uncles and cousins he's beaten up for these children.
Supporters held hands and prayed together and said the vigil was not only about the George Zimmerman verdict.
But instead about preventing another trade -- situation like this from happening again.
People came to New York from all over the country one woman vacationing from Atlanta.
Was so moved by the vigil she grabbed -- justice for -- -- poster and join the crowd supporters say this vigil was different from the previous protests and rallies.
-- shift from anger so purposeful healing and moving forward.
And they now -- -- this is more is so mind trying to prevent this from ever.
Happening again and -- try to persuade the Department of Justice to bring a case in this matter to try to go get some justice restraint on my.
The vigil was peaceful as organizers promised more rally saying this was the beginning of a bigger -- movement Harris.
Brian thank you and while no evidence has ever been found of any racial bias in the shooting of trade on Martin.
Still race played a part in the rallies today America and politicians on both sides of the political while.
Have been dealing with race issue since our nation was founded.
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