PHOTOS: Trayvon Martin Peaceful Protests Pop Up Around The US
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As news spread of the jury’s acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on Saturday evening, social networks and cable channels buzzed with heated reactions. But Tweeting only goes so far, and people who wanted a stronger, more public way to express their displeasure with the verdict and support for Trayvon flocked to the streets for spontaneous protests in cities around the country.
From San Francisco to Sanford, Florida; Atlanta to Washington, late Saturday night and Sunday saw people flooding into the streets. Several cities had braced for riots in the event of an acquittal, but most of the marches were peaceful demonstrations of the verdict.
Here, a look at some of the images and words from impromptu protests, marches, vigils, and gatherings from across the country.
In New York:
times square #TrayvonMartin pic.twitter.com/LdBRjOgFkD — Macey J. Foronda (@maceyjforonda) July 15, 2013
Sticker being handed out at NY ma
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