Protests And Reactions After George Zimmerman’s Acquittal

The jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)
George Zimmerman's Acquittal
SANFORD, FL - JULY 13: George Zimmerman listens as the verdict is announced that the jury finds him not guilty, on the 25th day of his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
The jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)
People in Baltimore say they are angry and want some sort of justice for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and they will rally until they get it.
Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman Trial People in Baltimore say they are angry and want some sort of justice for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and they will rally until they get it.
This Baltimore crowd is hoping this demonstration will be one of many until justice is truly served.
Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman Trial This Baltimore crowd is hoping this demonstration will be one of many until justice is truly served.
The acquittal of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman is causing outrage here in Baltimore.
Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman Trial The acquittal of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman is causing outrage here in Baltimore.
Protesters angry at Zimmerman's acquittal blocked traffic on the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles. Police tried to disperse the crowd.
(Photo by  ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Trayvon Martin Protesters Blocked Traffic
Demonstrators angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin are confronted by police as they protest on the 10 Freeway stopping traffic, in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013. Thousands protested in US cities overnight as President Barack Obama appealed for calm following the acquittal in Florida of a man who gunned down an unarmed black teenager. The angry protests highlight simmering racial tensions after a jury found volunteer watchman George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Demonstrators held noisy rallies in US cities including New York, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit and Chicago. At least six people were arrested in Los Angeles early Monday when riot police broke up an 'unlawful assembly' in Hollywood near the CNN building.AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK
Protesters angry at Zimmerman's acquittal blocked traffic on the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles. Police tried to disperse the crowd. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters showed their support for Trayvon Martin in Los Angeles. (Photo  by  ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators Supported Trayvon Martin In Los Angeles
Demonstrators angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin protest in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013. Thousands protested in US cities overnight as President Barack Obama appealed for calm following the acquittal in Florida of a man who gunned down an unarmed black teenager. The angry protests highlight simmering racial tensions after a jury found volunteer watchman George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Demonstrators held noisy rallies in US cities including New York, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit and Chicago. At least six people were arrested in Los Angeles early Monday when riot police broke up an 'unlawful assembly' in Hollywood near the CNN building.
Protesters showed their support for Trayvon Martin in Los Angeles. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Police Department officers detained a man after disturbances in the streets following a prayer vigil protesting Zimmerman's acquittal. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Demonstrators Clash With LAPD After Rally
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Los Angeles Police Department officers in riot gear detain a man after disturbances in the streets around Leimert Park following a prayer vigil protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on July 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. On July 13, a jury in Sanford, Florida found Zimmerman not-guilty in the murder of 17-year-old Martin. Since the verdict was announced thousands across the nation have protested the outcome of the case.
Los Angeles Police Department officers detained a man after disturbances in the streets following a prayer vigil protesting Zimmerman's acquittal. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Demonstrators blocked traffic as they rallied to support Trayvon Martin in Times Square. The New York Police Department said it arrested at least a dozen people on disorderly conduct charges during the rally. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Times Square Trayvon Martin Protest
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: A man stands on a taxicab blocked by protesters to take pictures as people rally in support of Trayvon Martin in Times Square while blocking traffic in Manhattan on July 14, 2013 in New York City. George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of Martin July 13 and many protesters questioned the verdict.
Demonstrators blocked traffic as they rallied to support Trayvon Martin in Times Square. The New York Police Department said it arrested at least a dozen people on disorderly conduct charges during the rally. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Many congregants at Manhattan's Middle Collegiate Church wore hooded sweatshirts in a display of solidarity as they prayed for Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Congregants Honored Trayvon Martin
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: People sit during services honoring Trayvon Martin at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan on July 14, 2013 in New York City. George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of Martin July 13 and some congregants wore hoodies during the service to honor Martin.
Many congregants at Manhattan's Middle Collegiate Church wore hooded sweatshirts in a display of solidarity as they prayed for Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Demonstrators carried signs as they protested the Zimmerman verdict at Union Square in New York. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Trayvon Martin Rally In Union Sqaure
A New York Police Department officer watches over a demonstration at Union Square in New York on July 14, 2013. Protests were held one day after a US jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in a racially charged trial that transfixed the country. The trial aroused strong passions among those who believed that Zimmerman -- a volunteer neighborhood watchman whose father is white and whose mother is Peruvian -- racially profiled and stalked Martin, and those convinced he acted in self-defense.
Demonstrators carried signs as they protested the Zimmerman verdict at Union Square in New York. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators held a candlelight vigil in Harlem to honor Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Harlem Held Vigil For Trayvon Martin
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Aaliyah Wright, 9, participates in a candle lit vigil for Trayvon Martin, the teenager who was shot and killed in Florida last year, on July 15, 2013 in New York City. Protests, marches and vigils have been held since Saturday, when George Zimmerman, who shot Martin, was acquitted of all charges brought against him.
Demonstrators held a candlelight vigil in Harlem to honor Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protested outside of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators Protested Outside of Court
SANFORD, FL - JULY 13: A demonstrator holds a sign with the likeness of Trayvon Martin while protesting in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center where a jury is deliberating in the trial of George Zimmerman on July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, is on trial for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Demonstrators protested outside of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Trayvon Martin supporters went to churches and shrines to honor the teenager.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sanford's Prayers For Martin
SANFORD, FL - JULY 14: Vistors view a shrine which honors Trayvon Martin in the historic black neighborhood of Goldsboro on July 14, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Seventeen-year-old Martin was shot and killed in February 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Yesterday Zimmerman, who claimed he shot the teen in self-defense, was found not guilty of murder following a jury trial.
Trayvon Martin supporters went to churches and shrines to honor the teenager.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators held signs in front of the Torch of Friendship in Miami to protest Zimmerman's acquittal.  (Photo by Angel Valentin/Getty Images)
Candlelight Vigil Held In Miami
MIAMI, FL - JULY 14: Demonstrators hold signs in front of the Torch of Friendship in downtown Miami a day after the verdict to the George Zimmerman murder trail on July 14, 2013 in Miami, Florida. A jury found neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman not guilty of shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after an altercation in February 2012.
Demonstrators held signs in front of the Torch of Friendship in Miami to protest Zimmerman's acquittal. (Photo by Angel Valentin/Getty Images)
Demonstrators marched and rallied for Trayvon Martin in Chicago. Some said the verdict was symbolic of lingering racism in the United States. (Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)
Trayvon Martin Protests In Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 15: Lariece Jackson, 2, holds a sign during a protests against the George Zimmerman verdict on the city's South Side July 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. On Saturday a jury in Sanford, Florida found Zimmerman not-guilty in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Since the verdict was announced thousands across the nation have protested the outcome of the case.
Demonstrators marched and rallied for Trayvon Martin in Chicago. Some said the verdict was symbolic of lingering racism in the United States. (Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous called for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.The Justice Department said it is looking into the case to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
NAACP Called For Charges Against Zimmerman
SANFORD, FL - MARCH 20: The national president and chief executive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Ben Jealous attends to a town hall meeting to discuss the death of a 17-year-old unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin who was shot by a neighborhood watch captain on March 20, 2012 at Allen Chapel AME Church in Sanford, Florida. The Justice Department and the FBI opened an investigation into the death of the black teenager, and the local state attorney announced that he had asked a grand jury to investigate.
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous called for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.The Justice Department said it is looking into the case to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
President Obama called the case a "tragedy" and urged people to remain calm. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama Issued Statement
US President Barack Obama listens during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama attended the yearly dinner which is attended by journalists, celebrities and politicians.
President Obama called the case a "tragedy" and urged people to remain calm. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for protesters to avoid violence after the Zimmerman verdict.(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Urged For Calm
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 01: The parents of Trayvon Martin (L-R) Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton stand with the Rev. Jesse Jackson (C) as they all attend a rally in his honor at the Bayfront Amphitheater on April 1, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman who was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for protesters to avoid violence after the Zimmerman verdict.(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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