George Zimmerman

Neighborhood Watch-Alabama Rally
4:28 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Hundreds Protest Zimmerman Acquittal In Birmingham

George Zimmerman's acquittal has prompted protests across the country including one that drew hundreds to Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham Monday.
Credit Associated Press

Hundreds of demonstrators are rallying at a park in downtown Birmingham to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

The 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted Saturday in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.

Marlon Wright was among the demonstrators who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park Monday and said he has to be wary around police as a young black man. He says he fears that Zimmerman's acquittal will only make matters worse.

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Politics & Government
9:31 pm
Sat July 13, 2013

Jury Acquits Zimmerman of all Charges

George Zimmerman
Credit Associated Press

  George Zimmerman blinked and barely smiled as a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal 

  shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Supporters of Martin's family who had gathered outside the courthouse yelled out "No! No!"

The jury had been given the chance to convict Zimmerman of manslaughter but did not do so, despite asking for a clarification of the charge earlier in the evening. 

Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, had tears in her eyes after the six-member, all-woman jury delivered its verdict Saturday night.

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