Bikers ride to GA state Capitol for Trayvon Martin - CBS46 News

Bikers ride to GA state Capitol for Trayvon Martin

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ATLANTA, GA (CBS46) -

Hundreds of bikers joined the NAACP at the state Capitol in downtown Atlanta for a rally honoring Trayvon Martin and calling for change.

Nearly 200 bikers from across Metro Atlanta rode their motorcycles to the Capitol for the rally.

Two weeks ago, a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the murder of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. 

Since then protesters have organized across the country, asking the justice department to file civil rights charges.

The group is part of the ongoing national call for federal charges to be brought against Zimmerman.

Though outraged with the not guilty verdict, their message was one of peace.

"It's about peace. It's not about violence. Violence was done to us. We want to keep the peace," said one of the bikers.

Pat Nesbitt and her husband are visiting Atlanta from Bermuda.

They told CBS Atlanta News that they heard about the rally on the news and made a point to bring their granddaughters.

"The oldest one was telling the youngest about the importance of Trayvon Martin," said Nesbitt.

Organizers told CBS Atlanta News the coming together of so many bikers for this cause is a necessary rode to travel in hopes of change.

"When I was growing up I knew about President Kennedy. I knew about the assassination. It's just they [her granddaughters] are a part of living history. It's important and they need to know," said Nesbitt.

The march is part of an effort by the NAACP to collect 1 million signatures to pressure the feds to do more.

They plan to present those signatures during a national march on Washington on Aug. 24.

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