Cocoa residents rally for "Justice For All" - FOX 35 News Orlando

Cocoa residents rally for "Justice For All"

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Crying for justice, the community in Cocoa is taking their message to the streets. Their demands are simple. They want to "stop the violence."  

Sunday's rally in Cocoa, was dedicated to peace.  In the summer heat, more than one hundred people walked about a mile, swelling in numbers as they made their way through town.

Rally organizer Nino Lyons said, "Today's rally is basically to mobilize people, to make them understand that we care about our community."

Marchers started their walk at the 7-Eleven on Dixon Blvd. Organizers chose the spot for symbolic reasons, dedicating the rally to Trayvon Martin. But they said their message is much bigger than that one case.

 "We don't want kids being shot by black, white, Hispanic, or Asian. We don't need our kids being killed, period. And that's what we're trying to bring to light," Lyons said.

He added that "Justice for All" is also about answers;  Unsolved murders that weigh on the community.

Some people in the crowd were still mourning the loss of loved ones. Joanne Mondesiro's  daughter, Glenda "Dee Dee" Lewis was found dead in her bed two years ago.

 "I've been trying to let go and deal with it, but I'm still fighting for justice," Mondesiro said.

These marchers are hoping their steps and their words help bring about change and give closure to grieving families.

"We have a lot of people that have been victimized by crimes, and we haven't gotten those crimes solved," Lyons said.

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