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July 15, 2013

Hundreds gather to protest Zimmerman acquittal

ATLANTA — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the CNN Center in protest of George Zimmerman’s recent acquittal in the 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 29-year-old 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 has maintained that Martin attacked him and the February 2012 shooting was an act of self-defense.

 

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