Clevelanders Protest ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Weeks have passed since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, yet the rallies are continuing here in northeast Ohio.

Friday night, protestors gathered at Public Square in downtown Cleveland calling for the repeal of Florida's "Stand Your Ground Law."

Last month, the 17-year-old Florida boy was shot to death by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Wearing hoodies and holding Skittles, Clevelanders are hoping to send a message about stereotypes. "The hoodie signifies that we're all one. Just because I'm wearing a hoodie, doesn't mean I'm a thug," said Pastor Angel Arroyo.

Mari Lou Myrick said, "My husband and I are here because we are a multicultural family. We have a son that is one year older than Trayvon was, and we want to support a stop on racial profiling."

While the police investigation continues to play out, protesters are continuing to call for Zimmerman's arrest.

"We are going to get to the bottom and stop this. Our young people are dying every day, so we are here to rally and give support," said Laura Cowan.

"I hope that we're all learning that we need to work together to change the system, and that the justice system does not provide justice for everyone," said Myrick.

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