Zimmerman verdict raises protests in Birmingham

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1373944835&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4143278&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1373944835 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- The wave of emotion set off by the George Zimmerman verdict is rippling through Birmingham. Several rallies were held Monday, including one during the evening at Kelly Ingram Park. The demonstration was held later in the day so people who were at work during the mid-day ones could voice their opinions. “We feel like our justice system has failed us,” said Linda Johnson.

The rally also called for the youth of the city to voice their opinions. “It’s time for us to listen to our young people,” said A.J. Johnson. “They’ve heard enough rhetoric from us.”

The Metro-Birmingham chapter of the NAACP announced another rally set for Saturday at noon, also at Kelly Ingram Park. The organization asks that attendees bring poster boards and markers, so their messages will all be seen.

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