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.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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.   (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.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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.   (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White)
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.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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.   (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Peter Andrew Bosch)
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.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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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