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Photos: Rallies for Trayvon Martin continue across the nation

July 15, 2013|By Matt Pearce
  • Several hundred people gather in Baltimore for a demonstration in reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the slaying of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Several hundred people gather in Baltimore for a demonstration in reaction… (Steve Ruark / Associated…)

Rallies for Trayvon Martin continued in U.S. cities from coast to coast on Monday, the third night after George Zimmerman's acquittal of murdering the Florida 17-year-old.

Since a six-woman jury came to its verdict in Seminole County, Fla., on Saturday evening, demonstrations have spread across the country.

Some of the most dramatic occurred Sunday evening, when demonstrators swarmed New York City's Times Square; blocked a freeway and other streets in Los Angeles; and set fire to a flag in Oakland. Protests around the country were largely peaceful, however.

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Officials prepared for similar events Monday evening in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Houston and elsewhere, as well as Los Angeles and New York.

Demonstrators have mourned for Martin, expressed anger over the verdict, and voiced concern over the treatment of black people in the U.S, with some also calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to take action against Zimmerman.

Here are some tweets and photos from events around the country Monday:

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— Blake McCoy (@BlakeKARE11) July 15, 2013

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