Trayvon Martin vigils scheduled in 100 cities

Betty Brown of Birmingham, Ala., joins about 500 other demonstrators during a rally and march in support of Trayvon Martin in Birmingham, Ala., Monday.

The Rev. Al Sharpton says his organization will hold prayer vigils in 100 cities around the country on Saturday.

NEW YORK — Vigils in 100 cities are being planned for Saturday over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing.

The Rev. Al Sharpton says that his organization will hold prayer vigils and that rallies will be held in front of federal buildings. Sharpton joins the NAACP and others calling for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in Martin's 2012 shooting death in Florida.

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Largely peaceful rallies were held Sunday in cities across the country. There were some arrests in Los Angeles, where more than 100 police officers in riot gear converged on a crowd of about 80 protesters.

Sharpton has urged peace, saying any violence would mar Martin's name.

Trayvon Martin vigilsAP Photo: David Goldman

Tabatha Holley, 19, of Dawson, Ga., chants as demonstrators march in protest of George Zimmerman acquittal.

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