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Trayvon Martin Rally Planned for Sunday at Bayfront Park

Thousands are expected to show up at

Bayfront Park

this weekend for a planned hometown rally to remember slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is organizing the rally, and Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer Chaka Kahn are scheduled to attend.


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Gates will open at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and the event will start at 4 p.m. It will end three hours later.

Among the others planning to attend: Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, as well as Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, Rep. Corinne Brown, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), Florida Rep. Cynthia Stafford, Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan, singer Betty Wright, and actress JoMarie Payton.

Several smaller gatherings have taken place in Martin's hometown, including several protests and rally at high school, but Sunday's event is shaping up to be the biggest yet.

Questions about the rally? Call the office of Democratic U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, 305 690-5905.

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