At least six arrested in California Zimmerman verdict protest

Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:01am EDT

Demonstrators march to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin in Beverly Hills, California July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Demonstrators march to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin in Beverly Hills, California July 17, 2013.

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(Reuters) - Police arrested at least six people in California late on Thursday after being hit by rocks and bottles at a protest over the acquittal of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, news reports said.

The arrests occurred after a protest march in San Bernardino, about 55 miles east of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing local police.

The march turned rowdy some time after 8 p.m. local time when protesters began hurling rocks and bottles at passing vehicles and police who arrived at the scene.

The San Bernardino Police Department was not immediately available to confirm the reports.

Dozens of people have been arrested in California during several nights of protests over the case, which has divided U.S. opinion on race, gun and self-defense laws.

Protesters see a miscarriage of justice in the verdict reached last Saturday by Florida jurors who found Zimmerman, the white-Hispanic man who shot Martin, not guilty of murder or manslaughter of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

On Wednesday, officers arrested 17 people at a protest a few miles (kms) away in Victorville, California.

(Reporting by Tim Gaynor, editing by Gareth Jones)

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Comments (33)
spagester wrote:
They don’t not believe in a nation of law and order, they belive in a nation of “I’m going to kick and scream like a baby till I get my way.” We can thank Black leaders for that.

Jul 19, 2013 6:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Marlago wrote:
Pull the taxpayer funded benefits for all these low life freeloaders. Let them march on their own dime

Jul 19, 2013 7:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Trayvon simply failed to follow the NAPA “Code of Conduct”, section 3-A:
“When attacking CC’s (Creepy Crackas), the brothers should ALWAYS be in a group of AT LEAST ten-to-one ratio.”

Jul 19, 2013 8:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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