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      Columbians protest Trayvon Martin verdict at State House

      Dozens gathered to wave signs and chant along Gervais Street in an effort to show support for the family of Trayvon Martin.

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- People who were displeased with the verdict handed down in the George Zimmerman murder trial made their voices heard Monday night at the State House.

      Dozens gathered to wave signs and chant along Gervais Street in an effort to show support for the family of Trayvon Martin.

      "There is no justice for Trayvon Martin, so we're out here just trying to show people that we care," said one of the protestors. "It's okay to not fight necessarily with fists, but we can fight with words; you can fight with action peacefully."

      Other rallies were also held Monday across the state, including Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

      Organizers of the rally at the State House are planning to hold another rally in honor of Trayvon Martin this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Finlay Park.