The Whole World IS Watching (As Florida Give A Gun Back To A Killer)
France 24: Zimmerman acquittal sparks protests across USIn Full @ France 24
By Luke SHRAGO (video)
News Wires (text)
Americans angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin marched in US cities overnight, with reports Sunday of sporadic violence.
Spontaneous marches of varying sizes took place in cities including San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Atlanta and Philadelphia.
A jury in Sanford, Florida late Saturday found Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman, not guilty in the death of Martin.
The defense had argued that Zimmerman shot dead the 17-year-old in self-defense on February 26, 2012 during a confrontation in which the teen wrestled him to the ground and bashed his head against the pavement.
Prosecutors argued Zimmerman had racially profiled Martin and stalked the teen — who was unarmed and had no criminal record — despite being told by a police dispatcher not to follow him.
Zimmerman, who said Martin attacked him, is the only living witness to how the altercation in the gated community in Sanford began.
The trial has riveted the nation for weeks, and emotions came to a boiling point as news of the verdict spread…