America Protests Against The Zimmerman Verdict (Photos)

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Sameera Ehteram
The verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has got the nation in turmoil!

The verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has got the nation in turmoil!

Demonstrators rallied on Sunday in protest the verdict all across the US. They came out on streets, chanting slogans and bearing placards.

Despite the President himself asking people to calm down, "I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher," he said in a statement released on Sunday."I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son."

In New York City, hundreds of protesters marched into Times Square on Sunday night, zigzagging through Manhattan's streets to avoid police lines. 

Protesters also marched on the city’s Mission District neighborhood in San Francisco.

In Los Angeles demonstrators marched around midnight and gathered for a vigil in Leimart Park.

At a youth service in Sanford, Fla., teens wearing shirts displaying Martin's picture gathered for a sermon at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

Protests in Oakland even got a bit aggressive, breaking windows and starting fires in the streets. But for the most part protestors somberly grieved the verdict in a non-violent fashion.

Here are some images showing agitated protestors on the streets:

 

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