Trayvon Martin: Day of Verdict, Union Square Mass Gathering, July 14, 2013

On Saturday, July 13th, 2013, at 10PM, the jurors of the Zimmerman trial released a NOT GUILTY verdict for George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17 year old, unarmed Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, Florida.  Across the nation, protests demanding Justice for Trayvon set off.  In NYC, communities gathered at 6PM at Union Square, and marched to Times Square.  15,000 were reported to have filled the streets.

Supporters for Trayvon Martin gathered at 6PM in Union Square on Sunday, July 14th, after the verdict was released the night before.

Supporters for Trayvon Martin gathered at 6PM in Union Square on Sunday, July 14th, after the verdict was released the night before.

A poster featuring the Stolen Lives flier (stolenlives.org), a project documenting police killings across the nation (over 4,000 cases in the last two decades).

A poster featuring the Stolen Lives flier (stolenlives.org), a project documenting police killings across the nation (over 4,000 cases in the last two decades).

 

Contingents of young people with self-made posters out to support Trayvon.

Contingents of young people with self-made posters out to support Trayvon.

Around 7PM, the protestors began marching from Union Square.

Around 7PM, the protestors began marching from Union Square.

This driver showed support by giving high fives to everyone passing by.

This driver showed support by giving high fives to everyone passing by.

This woman placed her car right in the middle of street. Solidarity between pedestrians and drivers last night was a huge practice. Drivers honked their horns, parked their cars, and cheered for the protestors who were demanding Justice for Trayvon Martin.

This woman placed her car right in the middle of street. Solidarity between pedestrians and drivers last night was a huge practice. Drivers honked their horns, parked their cars, and cheered for the protestors who were demanding Justice for Trayvon Martin.

Protestors and in particular this National Lawyers Guild witness approach an NYPD officer after he had just shown excessive use of force with his hands.

Protestors and in particular this National Lawyers Guild witness approach an NYPD officer after he had just shown excessive use of force with his hands.

Protestors begin reacting to the pushing and shoving of other protestors by the police as they attempt a human blockade to interrupt the march.  Many people have their cameras and phones out to record footage.

Protestors begin reacting to the pushing and shoving of other protestors by the police as they attempt a human blockade to interrupt the march. Many people have their cameras and phones out to record footage.

Slightly before this photograph was taken, the NYPD called off their attempt to interrupt the march, and protestors cheered as they rejoined the march.

Slightly before this photograph was taken, the NYPD called off their attempt to interrupt the march, and protestors cheered as they rejoined the march.

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Approaching Times Square, cars were stopped in traffic due to all the people in the street. Some were not so enthused.

 

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