Trayvon's Mom: Tomorrow, It Could Be Your Son

She speaks at rally in NYC, one of dozens around the country


Posted Jul 20, 2013 2:38 PM CDT

(Newser) – Trayvon Martin rallies were taking place in cities across the US today in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, with demonstrators calling for changes to stand-your-ground laws and federal charges for Zimmerman, reports AP. "Today it was my son," said Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, to a crowd in New York City. "Tomorrow it could be yours." The rallies were organized by Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

Gregory Lucero shouts during a rally in Salt Lake City.
Gregory Lucero shouts during a rally in Salt Lake City.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Aqua Etefia holds up a Trayvon Martin mask as he attends the rally in Miami.
Aqua Etefia holds up a Trayvon Martin mask as he attends the rally in Miami.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
People protesting the George Zimmerman verdict gather in prayer in front of the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Riverside, Calif.
People protesting the George Zimmerman verdict gather in prayer in front of the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Riverside, Calif.   (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, David Bauman)
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, is joined by her son Jahvaris Fulton as she speaks to a crowd during a rally in New York City Saturday.
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, is joined by her son Jahvaris Fulton as she speaks to a crowd during a rally in New York City Saturday.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Showyn Walton raises his fist during a rally in Athens, Ga.
Showyn Walton raises his fist during a rally in Athens, Ga.   (AP Photo/The Athens Banner-Herald, AJ Reynolds)
Jonathan Money, 4, holds a sign at a Justice for Trayvon rally in New Orleans.
Jonathan Money, 4, holds a sign at a "Justice for Trayvon" rally in New Orleans.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Tracy Martin, center, father of Trayvon Martin, poses for photos with supporters wearing hoodies in Miami.
Tracy Martin, center, father of Trayvon Martin, poses for photos with supporters wearing hoodies in Miami.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Martin Luther King III speaks at a rally in Atlanta.
Martin Luther King III speaks at a rally in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White)
Rasheed Zaimah, left, wears a T-shirt with the likeness of Trayvon Martin during a rally in Nashville, Tenn.
Rasheed Zaimah, left, wears a T-shirt with the likeness of Trayvon Martin during a rally in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Demonstrators at a Justice for Trayvon rally in New York City.
Demonstrators at a "Justice for Trayvon" rally in New York City.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Jazz Johnson holds the hands of son Omar Hunter as they listen to speakers at a rally in Miami.
Jazz Johnson holds the hands of son Omar Hunter as they listen to speakers at a rally in Miami.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Demonstrators gather in front of the Federal Building in Miami during a Justice for Trayvon rally.
Demonstrators gather in front of the Federal Building in Miami during a "Justice for Trayvon" rally.   (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Peter Andrew Bosch)
A demonstrator waves an American flag as it rains during a rally in Atlanta.
A demonstrator waves an American flag as it rains during a rally in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White)
Demonstrators listen during a rally in Las Vegas.
Demonstrators listen during a rally in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New Jersey Assembly Speaker of the House Sheila Oliver speaks to a crowd during a rally in Jersey City.
New Jersey Assembly Speaker of the House Sheila Oliver speaks to a crowd during a rally in Jersey City.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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