“Justice for Trayvon” in NYC


“Justice for Trayvon” in NYC – Images by Matthew Cassel

Several thousand people marched from Union Square in New York one day after George Zimmerman, a local member of the Neighborhood Watch in Florida, was found not guilty for the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Protesters on Sunday chanted slogans such as “Trayvon’s dead, Zimmerman’s free, that’s what they call democracy,” and carried signs saying the verdict exposed racism within the US judicial system. Some protesters also carried bags of Skittles candy and wore hooded sweatshirts mocking Zimmerman who has said he felt threatened by 17-year-old Martin.

Many onlookers cheered the demonstration, which was much larger by the time it reached Manhattan’s Times Square at nightfall.