(KMOV) – Rallies were held across the U.S. Friday demanding justice for shooting victim Trayvon Martin, 17, an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed on February 26th in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman - a neighborhood watch captain who police say was freed on self defense.
Friday, two rallys in St. Louis drew hundreds to call for an investigation into the shooting.
Friday evening, at least 300 people gathered in Tower Grove Park to keep attention on the Martin case.
"I have a son and I have nephews that have to navigate these streets. I was a block captain and I never, ever thought in a thousand years that somebody who was supposed to protect neighborhoods would actually kill somebody," said Carlonda Williams.
Williams stood in the pouring rain and held a sign that read, "Justice for Trayvon".
Many at the rally carried signs and others wore hoodies, much like the one Martin wore when he was shot and killed.
"I want to send a message to a lot of angry people out there who feel like you haven't had any closure or any peace for their family. This is your time to stand up for what you believe in," said LaChelle Stele.
At crowd of at least 300 stood in the pouring rain to listen to speakers address the crowd. Many made pleas for an investigation into the case and calls for the arrest of Zimmerman.
At times the crowd chanted, "No Justice, No Peace".