In Pics: Protests in the US against George Zimmerman’s acquittal
Thousands of demonstrators marched in major cities across the US demanding “Justice for Trayvon” following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
- Demonstrators hold up placards and shout slogans while marching in Los Angeles in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, AFP
- Thousands of demonstrators from across the US protested against the jury’s decision to clear Zimmerman. The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of 26 February 2012, in Sanford, Florida, US. AP
- People hold up placards and shout slogans during a rally in Los Angeles. The demonstrations took place in New York, Boston, San Francisco and other cities, and were peaceful, though the New York march became disorderly at times. AFP
- Trayvon Martin supporters rally in Times Square, New York. According to the reports, Martin was unarmed during the shooting. Zimmerman’s trial began on 10 June 2013, in Sanford, Florida. AFP
- Protesters rally in Times Square in New York. On 13 July 2013, the jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. The six women in the jury delivered their verdict after more than 16 hours of deliberations. Reuters
- Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative, leads a prayer during a demonstration asking for justice for Trayvon Martin in Washington. Reuters