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Zimmerman verdict inspires rallies in Chicago

News of the Zimmerman verdict inspired a huge reaction in communities across the country, including here in Chicago.

trayvonJust hours after the verdict was read, dozens of people were marching down Washington street downtown.

A diverse group gathered at Congress and Michigan with loudspeakers, many expressing disgust with the system that found George Zimmerman not guilty.

Another rally was scheduled to take place in Daley Plaza at noon.

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10 Comments to “Zimmerman verdict inspires rallies in Chicago”

    Enrique said:
    July 14, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Who or whom goes out on crime-infested streets after 10:00 pm? With all the “misunderstood yoot” running around, I’ll catch everything on TV.

    grab bag said:
    July 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Where is the protest about 11 shot and killed on 4th July weekend.

    ryan said:
    July 14, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Ridiculous. Flipping out over a stranger a thousand miles away yet probably don’t know the names of one real baby shot in chicago this year unless they googled it. Ps- remember not to wear your “stop snitchin’ ” shirts while you protest, it really makes you look hypocritical.

    Nextfriday said:
    July 14, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    What happened in Florida should be praised in the city of Chicago!!!! A law abiding citizen protected his own life with a firearm from a street thug. That doesn't happen in Chicago. Instead, everyday citizens take a beat down from thugs, complain about being victims, and are accepting of it. Stand up for yourselves and take your neighborhoods back you wimps!

    DC123 said:
    July 14, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Just looking for a reason to start a riot. Chicago?, where were the protests, when 11 people where getting shot over the 4th?

    Bubba said:
    July 14, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Trayvon was a punk thug and it was Trayvon that started the fight and Put Zimmerman's life in danger.

    Bubba said:
    July 14, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Don't forget that Trayvon had 13 misdemeanor's for a 17 year old.

    Half & Half said:
    July 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Treyvon was black, Zimmerman was Hispanic/White. We have all colors of the rainbow represented here. Why are we making this a racist issue? My grandparents came here from Europe and worked hard and thus, were respected and treated well. They set a standard for me to live by which more people should adopt. By the way, Jesse Jackson, the big Chicagoan, where were you when the black youth in Chicago were being shot. You are a big traitor to your race!! You made yours, your son made his, and you really don't give a darn about the rest of your people!

    Ms. Ross said:
    July 14, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I think its very unfortunate for the result of this young man being killed. I'm reading all these very disturbing comments….& so no one still doesnt care that a person has been killed. R.I.P Trayvon Martin. &&& To other people who have died from racism, gun voilence & just plan simple dying.

    guest said:
    July 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    where is the public out cry on the west side or south side?

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