PHOENIX - Hundreds marched in central Phoenix Sunday afternoon in the wake of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
Scottsdale mom Jenni Troy organized the rally right here in the Valley to show support for the family of Trayvon Martin and the outrage over the fact that his shooter has not been arrested.
"Racism is everywhere," she said. "You just hope it never happens again but I'm afraid it will."
Troy used Facebook to publicize the rally.
More than 500 people attended the rally near the ASU Downtown Campus at 411 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix.
"Talk about diversity, look how beautiful this is, we've got every race out here," said Christopher Steel who was taking part in the rally. "This really is beautiful all of these people, we all coming together to show the world that we care," said Steel while looking around at the large crowd.
Trayvon Martin was wearing a black hoodie and was unarmed when he was shot to death by a neighborhood block watch captain in Sanford, Florida.
George Zimmerman called police when he spotted Martin but police told him not to approach. Zimmerman eventually shot Martin to death claiming self defense.
"It just hits the very pit of my stomach," said local NAACP president Oscar Tillman. "America is moving forward and then something like this just stops it."
Protests have been on-going throughout the country since the shooting.
The protesters are calling for Zimmerman to be arrested.
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