Published: Jul 20, 2013 10:26 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 20, 2013 10:26 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers joined hundreds of cities across the nation, rallying in response to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

The "Justice for Trayvon" vigil began downtown at Centennial Park.     

Chanting and walking, supporters of Trayvon Martin took to the streets of Fort Myers and rallied against last week's verdict.

"17-year old who was stalked and murdered by George Zimmerman. This country did what it has traditionally done. Often when and African American male is killed by a European American male, justice is not handed out equally," said participant Ledovic Kimble.

The crowd of peaceful protestors gathered once again at the federal courthouse. They say they will continue to band together until justice is served.

"This majority of white women who sat on there completely accepted from the beginning that George Zimmerman had every right to fear Treyvon Martin simply for the fact that he was a young black male," said protestor Irene Kepler.

Not everyone is joining the protest. Some say, it's time to move on.

"I think they need to accept the verdict the way it is. I do feel we do have problems with racial tension but I think they need to look inward and little bit more and just like the Police Chief and the Sheriff said, look at their own home and work with the community here and not worry about things that are happening outside this area," said Fort Myers resident Pete Lefavour.

The people involved in Saturday's vigil say this is just the beginning and they will continue to speak out. Other protests have already been planned. Sunday there is another rally planned in Naples.