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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
It's been one week since George Zimmerman was acquitted of manslaughter and murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year old Florida teenager.
Some believe it's an example of racial inequality. That's why they raised their voices on Saturday.
They demanded 'Justice for Trayvon' at rallies across the country and in Toledo at the Lucas County Courthouse.
It was sponsored by the Toledo Area Ministries and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance.
Folks carried signs reading 'No justice, no peace,' others wore hoodies, all to support Martin.
"Unity and justice. We must not stop until justice is done," said speaker Rev. Cedric Brock.
As with other rallies, there were calls for the Justice Department to investigate civil rights charges against Zimmerman.
Signatures were gathered on a petition to send to Washington D.C.
"Because we think it was unfair. We think the law wasn't handled right. We feel it needs to be looked over again," said petition gatherer Rhonda Allen.
In addition, rally-goers are demanding a rollback of the 'stand your ground self-defense' laws now on the books in twenty states, including Florida.
There's fear Ohio could be next.
"If I was a black man who did that to a young white boy, the tables would be turned and that individual would be found guilty," said Minister Chris McBrayer.
Zimmerman's lawyers argued he shot Martin in self-defense.
But the case sparked an outcry because Martin was black and Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic.
"It's important for me to be here tonight to seek justice," said rally-goer Una Groves.