"Justice for Trayvon Vigil" in Peoria planned for Saturday

By Denise Jackson

July 18, 2013 Updated Jul 18, 2013 at 7:39 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- This Saturday in Peoria, and at least 100 cities across the nation, there will be "Justice for Trayvon" rallies.

Al Sharpton's National Action Network is planning this show of support to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

One organizer says the nationwide protests are all about solidarity.

"I think we lost a bit of respect in humanity with that verdict. We're not angry, we're not mad, we're not trying to instigate anything, but only to lift our voice and say everyone has a right to their freedom, the right to be able to go and walk wherever they choose," said local march organizer Rev. Rose Booker-Jones.

The "Justice for Trayvon" vigil is this Saturday at 10 a.m. Marchers will meet at Bethel United Methodist Church in Peoria and walk to the Federal Courthouse on Monroe.

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