Protests Erupt Across U.S. in Support of Martin

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July 15 2013 12:01 AM

Demonstrations Erupt Across the Country to Protest Zimmerman Acquittal

Trayvon Martin supporters rally in Times Square while blocking traffic after marching from a rally for Martin in Union Square in Manhattan

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Protesters gathered across the country Sunday to express their support for Trayvon Martin and demonstrate against the acquittal of George Zimmerman. In New York, between 1,000 to 2,000 people marched toward Times Square, halting traffic, reports Reuters. Around 500 people marched in Boston and San Francisco. In Los Angeles, at least one person was arrested following clashes between police officers and protesters that blocked a freeway. Protests also took place in Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., among other cities.

After the jump, a collection of photos from Sunday's demonstrations.

Police officers hold a line against protestors on the 10 Freeway after demonstrators angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman walk onto the 10 Freeway stopping highway traffic, in Los Angeles

Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

People wear hoodies during services honoring Trayvon Martin at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Demonstrators hold signs in front of the Torch of Friendship in downtown Miami

Photo by Angel Valentin/Getty Images

Terrance Smith II, 7, stands with his father during a protest against the George Zimmerman verdict at Mellon Park in Sanford, Florida

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

A man argues with a police officer as Trayvon Martin supporters march while blocking traffic after a rally for Martin in Union Square in Manhattan

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

A candle burns in memory of Trayvon Martin at Allen Chapel AME church in the historic black neighborhood of Goldsboro in Sanford, Florida

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest the George Zimmerman verdict in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Florida

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

A churchgoer wearing a hoodie raises her hands in prayer in the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens, Florida

Photo by Angel Valentin/Getty Images

A police officer stands by a chalk outline honoring Trayvon Martin at a rally for Martin in Union Square in Manhattan

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the "Today's Papers" column from 2006 to 2009. You can follow him on Twitter @dpoliti.


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