The race for Illinois governor is getting attention from the highest office in the land.
It’s being called “National March on Ferguson”.
They say some in the group had received death threats.
Activists and supporters frustrated that Illinois still hasn’t legalized same-sex marriages demanded swift action during a rally Tuesday at the state Capitol, as lawmakers returned to Springfield to deal with several other weighty issues.
Hundreds turned out for the “March on Springfield,” with many waving signs and flags.
Hundreds chant “No Justice, No Peace” & call for federal civil rights charges in Florida case.
A group will be hosting a rally in memory of Trayvon Martin in St. Louis, while a march and rally will also be held in East St. Louis.
Coalition spokeswoman Jamala Rogers says their group is trying to refocus the grief and anger that came out of the not guilty verdict.
A rally and march is underway right now in downtown St Louis to honor Travon Martin.
On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage, nearly 100 gay rights supporters rallied at Missouri’s Capitol.