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Baltimore rally draws 100 after Zimmerman verdict

Baltimore groups are calling on residents to show their outrage over the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.

The People’s Power Assembly and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Baltimore held a protest Sunday at McKeldin Square. WBAL-TV reports about 100 demonstrators turned out. Some held signs reading “Justice for All.”

Another rally is planned for Monday at 5 p.m. at McKeldin Square.

Protest organizer Steven Ceci says the justice system is riddled with racism and class bias. He says the federal government should file civil rights charges.

Baltimore police are calling for peace. The department plans to have extra officers on patrol this week.

Baltimore’s branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says the verdict is a miscarriage of justice.