Rallies for Trayvon Martin held across the city

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(PIX11) – They came from all over the city to find relief — not from the heat but from laws they say are not working, laws that set George Zimmerman free.

Hundreds of people of different races, creeds and color — including music superstars Jay-Z and Beyoncé – came out to show support for Trayvon Martin and his family.

Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton thanked the crowd for standing up. she started her day Saturday morning at Rev. Al Sharpton’s headquarters in Harlem.

From Harlem to lower Manhattan, many of the people you see protesting have their own personal stories that echo what the President said about being treated differently because of the color of his skin.

The Murray family tells us, their sons, Sule, 14, and Jade, 16, could have been Trayvon. Recently Jade was wrongly accused of stealing.

Sharpton called for the Justice Department to get the ball rolling on civil charges against Zimmerman as well as change law — especially “stand your ground,” a law in effect in more than 20 states.