Trayvon Martin Remembered at Cleveland Prayer Vigil

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CLEVELAND -- The shooting death of Trayvon Martin continues to spark outrage here in northeast Ohio.

On Wednesday afternoon, the United Church of Christ in Cleveland held a prayer vigil in memory of Martin, 17.

Last month, the Florida teen was gunned down in a gated neighborhood.

His killer, George Zimmerman, 28, claims he acted in self-defense.

At the time of the shooting, Trayvon was wearing a hoodie and was not armed.

Those who support Trayvon are angry that Zimmerman has not been charged.

Rev. Ben Guess said, "We think there needs to be an arrest made in this case. There needs to be adequate information sought about what actually happened that night."

Trayvon's death has initiated a national debate over race relations.

After the sermon, church members marched in silence down Propsect Avenue.

"People can learn we need to be vigilant and we need to relate better around issues of race and look inside ourselves to find whether we live and operate ourselves with racial bias," said Minister Geoffrey Black.

Two more rallies are planned for later this week. A march will take place Friday evening at 4 p.m. in Public Square and another vigil will take place in Canton at 5 p.m.

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