Zimmerman Verdict: Demonstrators React Across the Nation

Following the controversial verdict on Saturday evening, people took to the streets. See the pictures now.

ESSENCE.COM Jul, 13, 2013

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Sabrina Sheppard, 8, of Sanford, Florida, prays at the Trayon Martin memorial at a George Zimmerman trial verdict watch gathering at Goldsboro Welcome Center in Goldsboro, Florida, Saturday, July 13, 2013.

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People angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin protest outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California.

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Demonstrators march through Beverly Hills to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin in California.

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Demonstrators march in the streets of Downtown Los Angeles against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin in Los Angeles.

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Trayvon Martin supporters rally in Times Square while blocking traffic after marching from a rally for Martin in Union Square 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.

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Americans angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin protest in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013.

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A man argues with a police officer as Trayvon Martin supporters march while blocking traffic after a rally for Martin in Union Square in Manhattan on July 14, 2013 in New York City.

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People hold photos of Trayvon Martin at a rally honoring Martin at Union Square 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.

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Police officers push back a protestor on the 10 Freeway after demonstrators angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin walk onto the 10 Freeway stopping highway traffic, in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013. A jury in Sanford, Florida late Saturday found Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman, not guilty of shooting dead Martin, a 17 year-old unarmed teen on the night of February 26, 2012.

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Marrell Campbell, 5, demonstrates with his brothers outside the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center where the jurors deliberated.

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A protestor is arrested on the 10 Freeway after demonstrators angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin walk onto the 10 Freeway stopping highway traffic, in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013.

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A driver on Crenshaw Boulevard holds an American flag with the words "No justice for Trayvon," following the George Zimmerman verdict, in Los Angeles, California July 13, 2013.

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Americans angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin protest outside a medical marijuana clinic in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013. A jury in Sanford, Florida late Saturday found Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman, not guilty of shooting dead Martin, a 17 year-old unarmed teen on the night of February 26, 2012.

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Demonstrators react to the verdict outside Seminole County Court where George Zimmerman was found not guilty on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Sanford, Florida July 13, 2013.

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A stunned Carmen Taylor bursts into tears in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center after learning George Zimmerman had been found not guilty in the Murder of Trayvon Martin on July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

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Kat Crowe and Melinda O'Neal react in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center after learning George Zimmerman had been found not guilty in the Murder of Trayvon Martin on July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

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Melinda O'Neal breaks into tears and hugs Shedrick Burfect in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center after learning George Zimmerman had been found not guilty in the Murder of Trayvon Martin on July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

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Tanetta Foster is comforted by Erika Rodgers after she breaks into tears in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center after learning George Zimmerman had been found not guilty in the Murder of Trayvon Martin on July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida.

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"Justice For Trayvon" is written on the ground as people gather at Union Square in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin trial, in New York July 14, 2013.

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Diane Whitaker comforts Carmen Taylor as they react to the verdict outside Seminole County Court where George Zimmerman was found not guilty on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Sanford, Florida July 13, 2013.

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A protester talks with Los Angeles Police officers as they try to remove protesters from the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards, following the George Zimmerman verdict in Los Angeles, California, July 13, 2013.

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Protesters gesture as they rally in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin trial, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York July 14, 2013.

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A protester blocks an Expo Line train at the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards, following the George Zimmerman verdict in Los Angeles, California, July 13, 2013.

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A display that reads "I Am Trayvon," set up by members of Occupy Gainesville light brigade during the Speak Out about Trayvon Martin put on by the UF Students for a Democratic Society and the UF chapter of Dream Defenders at the Bo Diddle Downtown Community Plaza, in Gainesville, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

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Demonstrators march in the streets of Downtown Los Angeles against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on July 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. About 150 people separated themselves from the prayer rally and marched on the streets breaking windows of business's and setting small fires.

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Sybrina Fulton and Al Sharpton attend National Action Network 100 City 'Justice For Trayvon' Vigil on July 20, 2013 in New York City.

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Beyonce, Jay Z, Sybrina Fulton and Al Sharpton attend National Action Network 100 City 'Justice For Trayvon' Vigil on July 20, 2013 in New York City.

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Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin march towards the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a rally organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City.

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Protestors in support of Trayvon Martin march across the Brooklyn Bridge after attending a rally organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on July 20, 2013 in New York City.

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Two women hold signs as they attend a rally honoring Trayvon Martin organized by the National Action Network outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City.

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Demonstrators attend a 'Justice For Trayvon' rally at Federal Plaza in the Loop July 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Five-year-old Liberty Cunningham holds a poster of Trayvon Martin as she sits on the shoulders of her father Travis during a 'Justice For Trayvon' rally July 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

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Tanisha Rollins, 29, Dallas, and Nicole Cowan, 32, Oxon Hill, Md. hold iced tea and Skittles at a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil, sponsored by The National Action Network in front of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse on July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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General view of National Action Network 100 City 'Justice For Trayvon' Vigil on July 20, 2013 in Atlanta.

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Protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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