• Hundreds march in Atlanta over Zimmerman acquittal

    By: WSBTV.com web staff


    ATLANTA - Hundreds of people in metro Atlanta marched in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal Monday night.

    Zimmerman's high-profile trial ended Saturday night when a jury found him not guilty of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    "I was devastated, a little bit heartbroken. But this is as much as we can do," said Kennan Blair when asked.

    The large group chanting "No justice, no peace" and other mottoes Monday night is 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.

    Parents told Channel 2 Action News they felt it was important to march with their children in protest of the Zimmerman decision.

    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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