Rallies large and small follow Zimmerman verdict

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UNDATED (AP) - Protests and vigils are being held around the country following the acquittal of the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.

Participants are decrying a jury's decision to clear George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.

In New York City, hundreds of protesters marched into Times Square on Sunday night, chanting "Justice for! Trayvon Martin!"

In Philadelphia, about 700 protesters marched from LOVE Park to the Liberty Bell, alternating between chanting Martin's name and "No justice, no peace."

More than 200 people gathered for a vigil in Miami. One poster read: "Don't worry about more riots. Worry about more Zimmermans."

About 200 people turned out for a rally and march in downtown Chicago, saying the verdict was symbolic of lingering racism in the United States.

In San Francisco and Los Angeles, where an earlier protest was dispersed with beanbag rounds, police closed streets.

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