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‘Justice for Trayvon’ rallies held nationwide

Protests spotlight self-defense laws

ATLANTA — One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered for nationwide rallies to press for changes to self-defense laws and for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the ‘‘Justice for Trayvon’’ rallies and vigils outside federal buildings in at least 101 cities from Boston to Los Angeles.

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