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Lowcountry joins nationwide 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies

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One of the signs at Charleston's 'Justice for Trayon' rally One of the signs at Charleston's 'Justice for Trayon' rally
CHARLESTON, SC -

Charleston joined the hundreds of other cities holding 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies Saturday.

Dozens of African American leaders and community members gathered on the steps of the U.S. Customs house.  Demonstrators had signs, dressed in hoodies and some also spoke to motivate the community.

Saturday's event was also a way to begin a dialogue on race relations.

"We need to all come together and talk to each other so we can understand where everyone comes from and why we're seeing this situation through the lenses that we're viewing it," Java Brown said.

Brown attended the event with her young daughter.  She said she hopes these type of events motivate younger generations to join together and fight for equal rights.

Another woman, who spoke to the crowd, said the much needed dialogue begins as an internal monologue about self relations.

"Injustice still happens and we have to look at ourselves internally about which image we are projecting to others, and we also have to have a conversation of the facts of our laws on our children today," Edwina McGill said.

While many used signs and words, McGill hopes these types of rallies move people from behind separated lines and closer to a nationwide dialogue on equal rights.

Saturday's rallies happened in many cities including, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York City.

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