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Some Question Reason For Trayvon Martin Rally In Augusta

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Saturday, rallies will be held all across the nation to bring more awareness to the country about the verdict, including Augusta.  Organizers say the goal is to unify the community.

But with all of these nationwide rallies - it's sparking a lot of debate about why now?  Why are people rallying in towns where murders happen all of the time, but those victims don't get their own rallies.  In Augusta, it's really no different - black or white, rallies aren't held for murder victims that happen in our own back yard.  So our Barclay Bishop asked the spokesperson for tomorrow's event, that very question.

"When things are highly publicized and people get an opportunity to witness and hear then that becomes a greater movement because there is so much of an emphasis behind it.  When it's local, there is emphasis and it is very important, but because of the nature of this it's why they are that way," said Rev. Larry Fryer, Spokesperson for "Trayvon Martin: After The Verdict Gathering."

 

Saturday's event:

*Both are free and open to the public

"After-the-verdict stand-in" – 12pm – Augusta Judicial Center

Educational Forum to discuss the verdict – 3pm - Willams Memorial CME, 15th street

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