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Newark demonstration protests Zimmerman verdict

By staff |
July 15, 2013
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Newark protest demand justice for Trayvon Martin.
Newark protest demand justice for Trayvon Martin. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Newark, NJ - Hundreds turned out here, July 14, to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. The march and rally were called by the People’s Organization for Progress. The not guilty verdict was seen by protesters as a declaration of the right to kill any young Black man for nothing more than suspicion.

POP member Sandra Hayward spoke for many when she told Fight Back!, “Trayvon Martin’s death was a tragedy and this outcome was even worse. We should petition the Justice Department to bring up Zimmerman on charges of civil rights violations.” Asked how she saw the prosecution, she replied, “The prosecution did not look at all into it. They should have done more questioning.”