(WXYZ) - People have gathered in cities all across the country demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen that was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain.
Today, rallies and vigils are planned in Detroit. People have been wearing hoodies as a symbol of solidarity for the teenager.
A coalition of civil rights leaders, labor members, clergy and people of the community are gathering at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit at 7 p.m.
They’re not just calling for justice for Travyon Martin, but also for a halt in “black-on-black” crime.
"This Coalition represents all sectors of the Detroit community, and together, we are demanding justice for the Martin family in this most unfortunate incident," said Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit Branch of the NAACP. "However, I think that it is the consensus of the group that whenever a young life is taken, despite the color of the perpetrator, we should be equally outraged and take action."
7 Action News has also learned there will be a vigil held at the University of Michigan DIAG at 8 p.m.
People are advised to wear hoodies and bring candles.
Detroit law students from Detroit Mercy and Wayne State will also be gathering at 8 p.m. to hold a vigil. It’s happening at the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library located at 5201 Woodward Avenue.
The community is encouraged to attend.
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