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Rallies held around country for Trayvon Martin

People gather at a "Stand Up for Trayvon Martin" rally in Washington March 24, 2012. Many participants gathered in all black attire or hoodie sweatshirts, or carried tea and Skittles, in memory of the 17-year-old high school student who was shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People gather at a "Stand Up for Trayvon Martin" rally in Washington March 24, 2012. Many participants gathered in all black attire or hoodie sweatshirts, or carried tea and Skittles, in memory of the 17-year-old high school student who was shot and...more

People gather at a "Stand Up for Trayvon Martin" rally in Washington March 24, 2012. Many participants gathered in all black attire or hoodie sweatshirts, or carried tea and Skittles, in memory of the 17-year-old high school student who was shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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People gather at a "Stand Up for Trayvon Martin" rally in Washington March 24, 2012. Many participants gathered in all black attire or hoodie sweatshirts, or carried tea and Skittles, in memory of the 17-year-old high school student who was shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

People gather at a "Stand Up for Trayvon Martin" rally in Washington March 24, 2012. Many participants gathered in all black attire or hoodie sweatshirts, or carried tea and Skittles, in memory of the 17-year-old high school student who was shot and...more

People gather at a "Stand Up for Trayvon Martin" rally in Washington March 24, 2012. Many participants gathered in all black attire or hoodie sweatshirts, or carried tea and Skittles, in memory of the 17-year-old high school student who was shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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An estimated eight-thousand people showed up for a public rally to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin, at Fort Mellon Park in Sanford, Florida March 22, 2012. Police Chief Bill Lee of Sanford, a Florida town where Martin, an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, stepped aside on Thursday following withering criticism and national outrage that police have declined to arrest the shooter. Sharpton and other speakers are demanding the arrest of Zimmerman. REUTERS/Octavian Cantilli

An estimated eight-thousand people showed up for a public rally to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin, at Fort Mellon Park in Sanford, Florida March 22, 2012. Police Chief Bill Lee of Sanford, a Florida town where Martin, an unarmed black teenager...more

An estimated eight-thousand people showed up for a public rally to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin, at Fort Mellon Park in Sanford, Florida March 22, 2012. Police Chief Bill Lee of Sanford, a Florida town where Martin, an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, stepped aside on Thursday following withering criticism and national outrage that police have declined to arrest the shooter. Sharpton and other speakers are demanding the arrest of Zimmerman. REUTERS/Octavian Cantilli
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Freddie Muse holds a sign at a rally to call for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin at Leimert Park in Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2012. Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed a task force on Thursday to investigate the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Martin as calls grew for charges to be filed against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed him. Also, the state prosecutor who had been handling the investigation will step aside from the probe, Scott said in a statement. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

Freddie Muse holds a sign at a rally to call for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin at Leimert Park in Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2012. Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed a task force on Thursday to investigate the shooting death of...more

Freddie Muse holds a sign at a rally to call for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin at Leimert Park in Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2012. Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed a task force on Thursday to investigate the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Martin as calls grew for charges to be filed against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed him. Also, the state prosecutor who had been handling the investigation will step aside from the probe, Scott said in a statement. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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Demonstrators rally to call for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin at Leimert Park in Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2012. Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed a task force on Thursday to investigate the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Martin as calls grew for charges to be filed against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed him. Also, the state prosecutor who had been handling the investigation will step aside from the probe, Scott said in a statement. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

Demonstrators rally to call for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin at Leimert Park in Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2012. Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed a task force on Thursday to investigate the shooting death of unarmed black...more

Demonstrators rally to call for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin at Leimert Park in Los Angeles, California, March 22, 2012. Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed a task force on Thursday to investigate the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Martin as calls grew for charges to be filed against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed him. Also, the state prosecutor who had been handling the investigation will step aside from the probe, Scott said in a statement. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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