More than 300 people turned out for a noon rally at Daley Plaza July 14, the morning after a jury reached a not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African American youth Trayvon Martin.
The case has sparked nationwide protests, and a call to remove a controversial "stand your ground" law in Florida, where the incident occurred.
The event attracted a very diverse crowd racially, and many LGBTQs were among those protesting.
The rally included speakers and then a March to Michigan Avenue and winding through streets back to Daley Plaza. At several points, protesters tried to march in the streets but were pushed back by police.
At the closing rally, Airicka Gordon, a relative of Black youth Emmett Till, who was murdered by whites in Mississippi in 1955, spoke about the need to file federal charges in the Martin case. In Till's case, the accused were also acquitted, something pointed out by several speakers at the July 14 rally.
Text and photos by Tracy Baim
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Trayvon Martin protest: Airicka Gordon, a relative of Emmett Till, speaks
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