Birmingham among 100 U.S. cities planning rallies Saturday

Birmingham is among 100 cities nationwide planning a rally Saturday supporting the Justice Department bringing civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The rally in Birmingham begins at 11:30 am at Kelly Ingram Park. Activists plan to march to the Hugo Black Federal Courthouse then to Birmingham City Hall.

Those planning to participate are calling for a peaceful march.