Local Support Continues for Trayvon Martin

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A local rally was held Saturday afternoon at Euclid Avenue and Lee Road in honor of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

The group brought bags of Skittles candy in honor of Martin and called for the arrest of the teen's killer, 28-year old George Zimmerman.

Martin, 17, was walking to his father's fiancee's house from a 7-11 store with a pack of Skittles and an iced tea when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in a gated community, says he killed Martin in self-defense after calling 9-1-1 to reported seeing the teen acting "suspicious".

Several groups around the country are calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, saying the crime was racially motivated.

A previous rally was held in Public Square Friday afternoon.