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Black Panther rally for Trayvon Martin drew 3 people in Tampa

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Only three demonstrators showed up at a Justice for Trayvon Martin rally organized by the New Black Panther party near a Tampa courthouse Monday.

The representatives with the New Black Panthers told us they scheduled a gathering in front of the George Edgecomb Courthouse on Twiggs Street to bring attention to the broken judicial system and to demand justice for Trayvon Martin.

The activists said they felt the trial was about more than a neighborhood watch volunteer and an unarmed teenager. It was a tragic narrative on racial equality under the law, they mentioned.

Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in self-defense by George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer. A jury of six women cleared him of all the charges Saturday.

Related story: 07/13/2013 Jury: Zimmerman not guilty

This is one of the rallies taking place around the country after the not-guilty verdict in George Zimmerman trial.

Related story: 07/15/2013 Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict

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