Trayvon Martin case: Rally in Stuart

STUART, Fla.-- Chanting for justice, a crowd of more than 100 people gathered in Stuart in the name of Trayvon Martin.

More than a month has passed since the Sanford teen was shot and killed, which sparked the community along the Treasure Coast to stand up out of frustration.

Organizers of the rally said they wanted to build off the momentum created by other rallies and make sure those in the community did not lose sight of Martin.

The crowd, made up of all different races and ages, first listened to speeches and often became involved by chanting, "no justice, no peace."

Those who gathered said while Sanford is hours away, it is important to speak out because what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen anywhere.

"People who might not know, we are here to show support because that's what it's really about. We march, we're here, we care, we see you, we understand," said Elkanan Jarrett.

Others at the rally said it was important to them to stay active.

"The more you say nothing, the more that nothing happens. So if that means we go to come out here and rally again another week, then that's what we're going to do. We're going to fight for justice," said Natasha Pierre, who organized the rally.

After the rally, the group of more than 100 marched over the Roosevelt Bridge. Most of the marchers walked silently, holding signs as they reflected about why they attended the rally.

Organizers said Saturday's rally and march will not be the only event along the Treasure Coast. They said until "justice is served," their voices will not fall silent.

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