SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) – Dozens of people marched in Syracuse on Saturday in support of Trayvon Martin. They joined thousands of other supporters who held similar marches across the country.
Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who was recently found not guilty of murder by a jury in Florida.
As part of "National Justice for Trayvon Day", protesters called for federal civil rights charges to be brought against Zimmerman, along with changes to self-defense laws they said victimize minorities.
In New York City, Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said the quest for justice did not end with the verdict.
"Nobody, I feel, is hurting more than me and my family, so please just follow us, let us lead you so we can change some of these laws," said Fulton.
The Justice Department is investigating whether a federal case can be pursued against Zimmerman.
Many legal experts said it would be very difficult to do.