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Local News
8:18 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Louisville Groups Rally to Urge Dialogue After Zimmerman Trial Verdict

Erica Peterson WFPL

Louisville social justice groups are calling for a conversation about race and violence, in the wake of a jury’s “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was accused of shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

Groups gathered at the Carl Braden Memorial Center in West Louisville today to protest the verdict and make a call for equality.

Tiff Gonzales helped organize the event. She says no amount of protest could change the reality of the jury’s verdict, but many community members want to find a way to look forward.

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Local News
2:03 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Louisvillians Plan Rally for Trayvon Martin Sunday

U of L students at a rally for Trayvon Martin last year.
Credit Devin Katayama / WFPL News

  Several dozen Louisville residents are planning a rally for Sunday afternoon to respond to yesterday's ruling in the trial of George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday of "all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a scuffle in a gated Florida community."

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