Trayvon 'National Day of Action Vigils' set for Bay area

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Tampa, Florida -- Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin plan to stand with Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network for the "Justice for Trayvon" 100 city vigils today Saturday, July 20th.

Sybrina Fulton and her surviving son Jahvaris Fulton will appear with  Sharpton at One Police Plaza at Noon in New York, while Trayvon's father Tracy Martin will join NAN's Southeast Regional Chairman and Florida chapter at the Miami location for a vigil.

In over one hundred cities across the United States including Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota people will gather for the vigils.

Organizers say they want to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

Hundreds of national preachers, led by Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN will hold prayer vigils and rallies in front of federal buildings and other locations calling on the Justice Department to investigate the civil rights violations made against Trayvon Martin.

St. Petersburg - "The NCLC National Christian League of Councils will conduct its third march in a year in protest of the "Stand Your Ground Florida Law." March starts at 10 a.m. Speeches will take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Staging Area: Poynter Park (3rd Street and 6th Avenue South) 

March Route: 3rd Street - to 2nd Ave. N. - to Bayshore Drive - to Vinoy Park (Mole 5th Ave. N.)

Tampa - Vigil is being held at the Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse
at the Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse at 801 North Florida Avenue from Noon until 2 p.m. Organizers say it may last longer. 

In Sarasota organizers have planned 3 rallies. Participants are asked to show their support by wearing hoodies and bringing skittles and tea. There will also be guest speakers from the community and a moment of silence for all the victims they say have died due to an unjust judicial system. 

1) 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. on John Ringling Bridge in Sarasota.

2) 1 p.m. in front of Sarasota's Courthouse at 2000 Main Street.

3) 3 p.m.  Morris Grocery Store located at Doctor Martin Luther King Way and North Washington Boulevard (U.S. 301). Organizers say this rally is for football standout, Rodney Mitchell (nephew of the City Manager Carolyn Mason who was killed last year)

10 News has crews at all of the Bay area vigils and will have a full report tonight on 10 News at 6 p.m. 

Tammie Fields, 10 News

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