CLEVELAND (AP) — Demonstrators marched peacefully and tossed candy outside the Cleveland courts building to protest the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman case in Florida.
Protesters supporting Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen killed by the neighborhood watch volunteer, held signs reading “We are all Trayvon” and “Pray for Trayvon Martin’s family.”
The lunchtime crowd, which grew to more than 150 people Monday afternoon, chanted “No justice, no peace” and tossed Skittles on the court building plaza. Martin bought Skittles and a can of iced tea just before he was killed.
In Columbus, two sign-toting groups of people joined together Sunday and marched three times around the Statehouse, protesting what they decried as a miscarriage of justice in Florida.
Thousands of people in other cities also protested the verdict Sunday.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com