Hundreds protest Zimmerman verdict in downtown Atlanta
by The Associated Press
July 16, 2013 12:29 AM | 1966 views | 11 11 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Arny Soejoedi, 19, of Atlanta, center with arm up, protests in Atlanta on Sunday after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the CNN Center in protest Monday.
Arny Soejoedi, 19, of Atlanta, center with arm up, protests in Atlanta on Sunday after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the CNN Center in protest Monday.
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Demonstrators cross Marietta Street in Atlanta as they protest Sunday after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Demonstrators cross Marietta Street in Atlanta as they protest Sunday after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
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ATLANTA — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the CNN Center in protest of George Zimmerman’s recent acquittal in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The large group chanting “No justice, no peace” and other mottos Monday night was at least the fourth to take to the city’s streets in protest of the neighborhood watch volunteer being cleared in the unarmed teen’s death.

Protests took shape across the country after a judge in Sanford, Fla., read the jury’s not guilty verdict on Saturday night.

Atlanta’s rallies thus far have remained peaceful, and police appear to have blocked the street to keep traffic from the area the group has congregated in.

Zimmerman, 29, has maintained that Martin attacked him and the shooting was an act of self-defense.

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anonymous
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July 16, 2013
These people need to get a job.
your right
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July 16, 2013
YOUR RIGHT THEY DO NEED A JOB!

Vorant1
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July 16, 2013
If the protesters had their way they would lench Zimmerman, that's the their brand of justice and makes them no better than the KKK!
ME, PC? NOT!
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July 16, 2013
It has become painfully obvious that blacks have now positioned themselves to being a rather pathetic race that, when confronted with the obligations of "equality" cannot process, behave or react in a civilized fashion. This is just the latest example.
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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July 16, 2013
Like the true immature "children" they are, they pout and tantrum when they don't get their own way!
Protest for OJ ?
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July 16, 2013
Were these same people protesting for the unjust verdict when OJ Simpson brutally hacked up two innocent white people? NO. How about when Ray Lewis got off for stabbing and killing two men? No. With the black population it is not about what is right. It is about their race getting off free and claiming racism when justice is served. Sad!
wrong defendent
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July 16, 2013
The murder charge was right, but they charged the wrong defendent. The real culprits in this case are the perpetrators of the Sanford neighborhood crime spree. If the cops had been the ones who were attacked by and shot Trayvon, the burglars they were seeking would be the ones who were charged with murder. The same should apply in this case. Charge the robbers with murder.
C. Smith
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July 16, 2013
How in the entire absolute world are reporters ignoring Zimmerman defense attorney West's daughter Molly's outrageous "we beat stupidity" comments with the white ice cream cones? I just saw it today and I am outraged. Talk about stupidity. West's daughter walked into a Justice Department investigation. Yes, West's daughter walked this one into the Department of Justice. If you haven't read about it or seen it, please do so. This certainly deserves Justice Department investigation. Most certainly. Without question. And don't call me stupid for not seeing it until now. Originally posted on June 28, the photo shows West and his children eating [large white] ice cream cones purportedly following the attorney’s cross-examination of Rachel Jeantel. The controversial caption accompanying the image reads, “We beat stupidity … celebration cones #zimmerman #defense #dadkilledit.” I saw Jeantel on TV tonight and she makes Molly West look like a total loser, which she is.
not as stupid as you
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July 16, 2013
well fact is, they did beat stupidity, there should never have been charges filed against zimmerman, the police even said it, IT WAS SELF DEFENSE!

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