WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Hundreds of people rallied at Wilmington's 1898 Memorial at the corner of North 3rd Street and North Front Street this weekend in response to the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.
Speakers say now more than ever the community needs to come together to fight racism. They say Trayvon Martin represents black children everywhere, and power can only be found in unity.
"It makes you scared that this could happen," said one mother in the crowd. "Your child could be walking from the store, from a friend's house, from a playground, and you don't feel safe anymore. Our kids are not safe anymore."
The Wilmington community says it is important to come together often. They say this verdict initiated a coast-to-coast movement, and Martin will not have died in vain.