New York, NY - Over a thousand people gathered in Manhattan’s Union Square to protest the Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
The protesters chanted “Justice for Trayvon Martin” and “No Justice, No Peace.” One held a sign that said “Trayvon is my son, daughter, brother, father, uncle.”
Afterward, hundreds of mostly peaceful protesters blocked traffic Sunday night as they zigzagged their way to Times Square where they staged a mass rally and sit-in. Police say there were no arrests.
Since the verdict, protests have broken out around the country. The case unleashed debate in the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.