In Tallahassee, 200 Protest Zimmerman Acquittal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some 200 protesters disappointed with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial marched early Sunday in downtown Tallahassee.

Several of those taking part in the march expressed anger that the former neighborhood watch volunteer had been cleared of all charges in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Some in the group wore hoodies. Others carried signs that said “Racism is Not Dead” and “Who’s Next?”

Marchers trekked from the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center before halting on the steps of the historic Old Capitol building. Tallahassee police cleared the road to the Capitol complex to accommodate the marchers.

Other protests were reported in San Francisco and Atlanta.

In Miami, authorities reported no major protests after the verdict was announced late Saturday.

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