The Georgia chapter of the NAACP and other organizations are planning a motorcade and rally to urge the Department of Justice to file federal charges — including civil rights violations — against George Zimmerman. Organizers say a motorcade of about 200 bikers is expected to travel from the Stonecrest Mall east of Atlanta to the Georgia State Capitol Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the CNN Center in protest of George Zimmerman's recent acquittal in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The large group chanting "No justice, no peace" and other mottos Monday night was at least the fourth to take to the city's streets.
A group of demonstrators gathered downtown Sunday afternoon to protest neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Another rally had been planned for Sunday evening in the city's West End neighborhood as additional rallies began taking shape across the country.
Georgia is the first state having its “Stand Your Ground” law scrutinized by a federal court. An Atlanta civil rights leader filed a federal case challenging the law in response to the February shooting death of unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.
A civil rights activist is challenging Georgia's controversial self-defense law in federal court. The Rev. Markel Hutchins says he filed the lawsuit Monday in Atlanta in response to the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old killed in February by a Florida neighborhood watch captain who has said he shot the unarmed black teen in self-defense.