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An estimated eight-thousand people from near and far packed Ft. Mellon Park in Sanford Thursday night. "He's part of us and now he's dead, George should be in jail," said 12-year Skylah Henderson, as she stood with her family, listening to the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Reverend Sharpton who led the peaceful rally stood next to Trayvon Martin's parents as they thanked the crowd for their support and strength.

He was joined by several influential leaders including former New York Governor David Paterson, Judge Mathis and Michael Baisden - a popular radio personality, with a syndicated show in Orlando.

"This clearly shows that we are still stuck back in the era most people think America's gone past," said Ray Koytcheff from Washington D.C.

All races, all ages were in attendance, with signs, skittles, iced tea and t-shirts, in support of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, who police say was shot and killed by community watch volunteer, George Zimmerman.

"We came out here to let Trayvon's family know that we care and we want justice," said Brenda Parker.

"Skittles is not a weapon, it can't kill," on speaker proclaimed.

Zimmerman was questioned about what happened at the scene by Sanford police on February 26th, but he was never arrested or charged in Martin's murder.

Martin's supporters at the rally were happy to hear that Sanford police chief Bill Lee temporarily stepped down Thursday, but believe its just the beginning.

"If it didn't catch fire on the national attention we wouldn't be here today, said Susan Smith from Tampa.

"Things like this are happening all over the world, and we don't always here about it."

Another rally is planned for Monday, exactly one month since the unarmed teen was killed.

A grand jury is set to decide whether or not charges should be brought against gunman George Zimmerman, on April 10th.



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