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Demonstrators protest Zimmerman verdict

By: Ap Email
By: Ap Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Demonstrators are holding rallies in Wisconsin to protest the Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Milwaukee police say they responded to two separate protests Saturday. One group of about 40 demonstrators dispersed after about a half hour with no arrests. Another group of up to 75 people gathered around midnight in Milwaukee. One person in that group was arrested for resisting and obstructing an officer.

Demonstrators are also speaking out in Madison. A Justice for Trayvon Hoodie Rally is planned to begin at 5 p.m. Sunday at the state Capitol.

Other protests are happening nationwide Sunday, a day after a jury found the former neighborhood watch volunteer not guilty. The case unleashed debate over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.


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