Spontaneous protests broke out across the country on Sunday as people reacted to the “not guilty” verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. Demonstrators focused on racial profiling, gun violence and racial bias in the justice system. Below are scenes from some of those protests.
A cut-out picture of Trayvon Martin is held aloft by marchers on Times Square, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in New York, as they gathered for a protest against the acquittal of volunteer neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Jediah Jones, 3, holds a sign as her mother, Keiota Jones, stands behind her during a protest in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A woman, who refused to be identified, carries a young boy on her shoulders as she participates in a protest in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Demonstrators hold up signs as they chant during a vigil for Trayvon Martin in Miami. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
Demonstrators in a car on Crenshaw Boulevard during a protest in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Sam Hill, 11, wipes away tears during a youth service at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)