INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis joined 99 other cities nationwide in rallying for Trayvon Martin Saturday afternoon.
The rally for the "Justice for Trayvon" National Day of Action started at noon outside the Federal Building downtown.
Rev. Al Sharpton is the driving force behind the rallies. He's pressing the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
Martin's parents are also part of the rallies.
His mother, Sybrina Fulton, will attend the New York City rally with Rev. Al Sharpton. His father, Tracy Martin, will attend Miami's rally.
"We love all of 'em -- the black ones, whites ones, Asians, Latinos, every culture, every color. We love our children in America and we're not just going to stand by and say nothing when one of our children are being gunned down," Pastor Jeffrey Johnson Sr., a member of Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, told 24-Hour News 8.
Organizers asked the protestors to remain non-violent.
"We're standing together with dignity, with hope, with peace, with love that we care about our children and hopefully those who are sleeping will wake up and say they are exactly right and I'm standing with them," Johnson Sr. said.
The Indianapolis Event Response Group was also on hand.
"We're just there in support of them and their efforts, just to make sure everything stays peaceful and allows them to hold the rally," Indianapolis Director of Homeland Security Gary Coons said.
Coons also said, since this rally was at the Federal Building, Homeland Security worked with other Federal agencies to make sure it stayed peaceful.
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