MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The justice for Trayvon supporters were out again this weekend in Mobile.
A march and rally was held Saturday, July 27, downtown. Organizers say they want their voices heard and they don't plan to give up.
Cloudy skies and morning rain did not keep dozens of people from the "Justice for Trayvon" march.
A Police escort led the marchers from Claiborne Street near the Mobile Civic Center around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Marchers chanted, "No justice, no peace" as they made their way through downtown.
Mary Walker said she's participated in many other marches over the years to protect voting rights. She marched Saturday to see an end to "Stand Your Ground" laws.
"Our justice system appears to be broken when a person can kill someone unarmed and then the court system let them go free and even think of giving their gun back I think is appalling. We need our justice system fixed," Walker said.
The march was organized by the group Standup, member Cynthia Ramos said
Several other groups were also involved including the NAACP and Socialist Alternative. Ramos said Stand your Ground is at the core of their effort.
"We're constantly seeing this in the media. That a lot of young kids are being attacked and their assaulter is not being held accountable for it. So that bothers us and we want to stand together as a community and bring those issues to the table and see what we can do about it," Ramos said.
Standup member Lakesha Spears is hopeful the continued attention on Trayvon and others will bring about change.
"To really just see the injustice that's going on. The same with the young man in Louisiana being hung and the same with the young lady that's going to jail that the Stand your Ground law did not work for her. So we wanted to find an equal ground and stand up and say we're not taking it anymore. We want equality for everyone across the board," Spears said.
The march ended at Bienville Square where several speakers called for continued unity.
"I do believe it will make a difference. Our voices need to be heard. I've always been told we have strength in numbers. If we come together we can make a difference," Walker said.
More than 25 states have stand your ground laws including Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
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