Heeding Rev. Al Sharpton’s call for Justice Rallies in 100 cities to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, federal buildings and state houses across the country were marched on by peaceful demonstrators demanding the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws. The sentiment across the state lines were similar, protestors the country over are hoping to turn, as one rally speaker said, this “Travyon Martin moment” into a “movement.”
More than 100 cities across America held #Justice4Trayvon rallies Saturday to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
Rallies in Times Square, highway marches in Los Angeles, flag burning in Oakland. Yet normalcy and calm abound in the Florida city where Trayvon Martin was killed.
Meet Nikkolas Smith, the man who created this powerful image.
But here are some peaceful protests.
George Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday night. Trayvon Martin’s hoodie has long been a symbol of support for the slain teen.