Zimmerman Verdict Continues to Rock the Nation
There has been little silence since the late-night announcement of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case on Saturday, as thousands of protesters from Florida to California have taken to the streets to protest the verdict.
On Sunday evening, thousands of protesters in Los Angeles took to the streets, blocking traffic in the congested city. Some protesters even took to the freeway to speak out against the verdict. In New York City, thousands flooded Times Square, blocking traffic and jumping on cars shouting "No justice, no peace! Protesters marched from Union Square and headed about 30 blocks north well into the late hours of the night.Arrests were made on Sunday evening as protesters began to throw bottles at policemen.
Students also protested the verdict on the steps of the Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee in the early hours on Sunday.
Young people today are told that theyre growing up in a post-racist country, and judging by Zimmermans trial, that doesnt seem to be the case, said Brian Marshall, the president of the FSU Dream Defenders, the organization which mainly put together Sunday's protest. Were here tonight to demand justice and to stand up to a system that I, personally, have lost faith in.
Zimmerman was cleared of all charges in the case, and went free on Saturday. His whereabouts are unknown.
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