Kentuckiana residents participate in 'National Justice for Trayvon Day'

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by WHAS11

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Posted on July 20, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 21 at 12:00 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- More than 100 marches and demonstrations were held all over the country to demand justice for Trayvon Martin, Saturday.

George Zimmerman admitted to shooting Martin in self defense and was found not guilty one week ago today.

In Louisville, members of the community gathered at the Carl Braden Memorial Center to pray for Martin and his family.

People also said they want to raise awareness about racial prejudices that still exist in this country.

"It happens every day. It's not nothing new. People see you, people see your color and they think one thing about you regardless of, they judge. You're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover," Garrick Watkins, a Louisville resident, said.

The local NAACP chapter also organized a demonstration at the Hardin County Justice Center, Saturday, to show support for Trayvon Martin's family and to protest "stand your ground" laws.

WHAS11's Brittany Gonzalez has more local reaction, just clcik the video player above to watch.

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