NORFOLK -- Hundreds of people gathered outside the federal courthouse Saturday calling for peace and looking for justice.
The rally was among 100 across the United States, part of the Justice for Trayvon National Day of Action vigils.
Last week, a jury in Florida acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
"I see every color, every creed, and probably every religion out here," Shajon Stamps told 13News Now. "It feels good to all come together and make change and do something for the good of the people as Americans."
"Everyone has a voice, and we should use it," said Mya Roberts during one demonstration. "We all have rights, and, so I really think we can get far. If we continue the movement and we continue using our voice, we will get far."
The events Saturday come at a time when the federal government is considering whether it will bring civil charges against Zimmerman.
Other local cities where people held rallies included Newport News and Portsmouth.