Students hold prayer service for Martin

Published On: Apr 07 2012 08:43:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2013 05:10:15 PM EDT

A group of college students  marching in protest of Trayvon Martin's shooting have completed their 40-mile march into Sanford where a worship service was held Sunday night.


A group of college students marching in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting completed their 40-mile march from Daytona Beach, Volusia County to Sanford.

The students, who call themselves the Dream Defenders, completed the last leg of their three-day march Sunday afternoon.

Among the students who have participated in the weekend march include those from the University of Florida, Florida A&M University, the University of Miami, Florida State University, and Atlanta's Morehouse College.

The students held a rally Sunday evening at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Sanford, followed by a worship service.

The Dream Defenders said they are composed of a diverse array of young leaders from across the country with one common goal -- to work in solidarity to incite generational change and make global impact.

Sanford police said George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, shot and killed Martin.  Zimmerman said the February shooting was in self-defense, and he has not been arrested or charged.

The State Attorney's Office is investigating, although it remains unclear when a decision will be announced on whether charges will be filed in the case.

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