BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Demonstrators in Bangor showed solidarity with those in Florida, asking for justice for slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
The Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine organized the Friday afternoon rally, held in Peirce Park in downtown Bangor.
Protests have spread across the country, as questions rise about the role race played in the shooting.
George Zimmerman, a community watch member, shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old.
Zimmerman is claiming self-defense under Florida's Stand Your Ground law, which protects the use of deadly force when under "imminent threat."
At the time of the shooting, Martin was carrying iced tea, a bag of skittles, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
Ralliers in Bangor carried bags of skittles and wore hoods over their heads as a symbol of solidarity.
Singing peace songs and sharing messages of race relations and peace, the ralliers said it's a message people in Maine need to hear, as well.
"I think it's important that everyone take a look inside themselves," said Bangor NAACP member Bob Talbott. "We all have a little bit of bias, but when it comes to the senseless killing of a teenager, I think that's when we have to stop."
Some protestors are calling for legislators to reexamine the Stand Your Ground laws, and continue the investigation into the shooting.
"It's important to call for an investigation and end to profiling that leads people to make assumptions based on their race," said Ilze Petersons, Program Coordinator for the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine.
Others said they hope their demonstration will start a dialogue.
"I hope that out of this horrible tragedy, that hopefully, positive things will come out of it," said demonstrator Benjamin Pratt.