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Protests erupted across the country this week in reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who had been on trial for shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Demonstrations occurred in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Baltimore and Florida.

Published: July 17, 2013

Cristina Gaines Rodriguez, of New York, lower right, holds a sign in Times Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, during a protest against the acquittal of volunteer neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. Demonstrators upset with the verdict protested mostly peacefully in Florida, Milwaukee, Washington, Atlanta and other cities overnight and into the early morning.

Craig Ruttle/AP Photo

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