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July 17th, 2013
05:59 AM ET

Protests continue days after Zimmerman acquitted – Miguel Marquez reports

The fallout continues over the acquittal of George Zimmerman since the neighborhood watch volunteer was found not guilty of all charges Saturday.

Frustration at that decision has turned to protest and calls for action.

Miguel Marquez is covering that story.

“These protesters have come to police headquarters to make the point that the death of Trayvon Martin has now prompted – they hope – a national movement,” Marquez reports.

“Frustration over the verdict in a few places has turned violent.” A photographer and reporter were even assaulted in LA.

Follow along at CNN.com for developments.

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July 15th, 2013
06:30 AM ET

Martin's family speaks out on verdict – John Zarrella reports

Demonstrators rallied across the country after former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday of murder, and manslaughter, in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Martin's relatives spoke out on the verdict as well, but their message was one of healing. CNN’s John Zarrella has more on their response.

“The message from Lesha Felton, Trayvon Martin's cousin was clear, direct,” Zarrella reports.

"We don't want this to happen to anyone else again no reason this happens to any other families,” Felton said. “No one should have to go through this."

At Sunday’s service at the church where Martin’s family are members but were not in attendance, "there were certainly feelings of hurt, sadness, disappointment amongst the congregation, anger too,” Zarrella says. “But the bottom line, church members say everyone now must move on.”

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July 15th, 2013
06:03 AM ET

Protests, calls for calm after Zimmerman acquitted – George Howell reports

The anger in the streets is ongoing in the wake of the not guilty verdict delivered in the George Zimmerman Trial.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted Saturday of murder, and manslaughter, in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Frustration over that decision brought thousands to rallies across the country.

CNN’s George Howell has more on the resounding messages of protest and calls for calm in reaction to the verdict.

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