Protesters rally in Roxbury after Zimmerman verdict
ROXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- Dozens of protesters rallied in Dudley Square Sunday after the “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was released.
Protesters said they had an emotional response and a gut reaction when they heard the verdict. They protested because they don’t believe there has been justice for Trayvon Martin. There were dozens that came to the park. Some wore t-shirts that said “Fight Racism.” Others carried signs with Martin’s picture. The signs read “No Justice,” “No Peace,” “Justice For Trayvon,” and “Say No To Racism.”
“This is a crime and we hope this is a turning point for this country. Nothing like this should ever, ever happen again,” said Jerry Scoppettuolo who was protesting the trial outcome.
“What had happened to this young man, it is the result of bigotry and racism and also the legal system has failed us,” said Alberto Barreto.
“I’m hoping that the people understand what is going on and has been going on for hundreds of years, and maybe the system will straighten itself out,” said Georgina Scott, a supporter of the Martin family.
Some of the people who protested said they would like to see a civil suit against George Zimmerman and are hoping to see civil rights charges filed.