Peaceful Protest to be Held in Response to Zimmerman Verdict
Ralliers will meet at the free speech wall at 8 p.m.
A group of Charlottesville
organizations is staging a peaceful protest on the downtown mall. It's in part a response to
the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial.
City Council candidate Wes Bellamy helped organize the Wednesday evening rally
in coordination with the NAACP of Charlottesville and Albemarle, the Charlottesville
Center for Peace and Justice and the First Baptist Church of West Main Street.
Organizers say they hope
people from every demographic turn out, calling it a rally for "peace and
justice and harmony." They say the goal is to
open up dialogue between all people across the city about issues of race and
Ralliers will meet at the
free speech wall at 8 p.m., and then march to the federal courthouse where
they'll host a vigil in honor of Trayvon Martin.
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