Zimmerman Trial Protesters Aim to Keep Up Momentum

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“If our voices can’t be heard, then this is just going to keep going on,” he said.

Earlier, at Manhattan’s Middle Collegiate Church, many congregants wore hooded sweatshirts similar to the one Martin was wearing the night he was shot. Hoodie-clad Jessica Nacinovich said she could only feel disappointment and sadness over the verdict.

“I’m sure jurors did what they felt was right in accordance with the law but maybe the law is wrong, maybe society is wrong; there’s a lot that needs fixing,” she said.

At a service in Sanford, Fla., where Zimmerman was tried, teens wearing shirts with Martin’s picture wiped away tears during a church sermon.

Protesters also gathered in Atlanta, Miami, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., along with a host of other cities.

In Miami, more than 200 people gathered. “You can’t justify murder,” read one poster. Another read “Don’t worry about more riots. Worry about more Zimmermans.”

Carol Reitner, 76, of Miami, said she heard about the vigil through an announcement at her church Sunday morning. “I was really devastated. It’s really hard to believe that someone can take the life of someone else and walk out of court free,” she said.

In Philadelphia, about 700 protesters marched through downtown to the Liberty Bell, alternating between chanting Trayvon Martin’s name and “No justice, no peace!”

“We hope this will begin a movement to end discrimination against young black men,” said Johnathan Cooper, one of the protest’s organizers. “And also to empower black people and get them involved in the system.”

In Atlanta, about 75 protesters chanted and carried signs near Centennial Olympic Park.

“I came out today because a great deal of injustice has been done and I’m very disappointed at our justice system,” said Tabatha Holley, 19, of Atlanta.

“I’m just disappointed in America.”

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9 thoughts on “Zimmerman Trial Protesters Aim to Keep Up Momentum

  1. Soldier, welfare was intended for pregnant mothers to have insurance for a brief period of time and to help the baby with food expenses for a brief period of time. Welfare should be for 90-days maximum, once you use it, you are then ineligible to apply under that child’s name and you are then required to work. For those that want more than 90-days welfare, bus them to Mexico and sell them to Mexico for $50.00 and Mexico will find them jobs they can work to recoup the $50.00. Make them ineligible to legally re-enter the United States and our welfare will soon become non-existent imo.

  2. A momentum for true-Justice that was already achieved through the Acquittal, are all the protestors high school dropouts and welfare recipients?

  3. Peeps, we should be protesting outside of Rachael Jeantel’s crib. That fool the one that lost this trial.

    Peace/ out

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