Were they disappointed that we didn’t riot?
That was the sentiment of some who took to Twitter to give their accounts of the peaceful protests against George Zimmerman’s acquittal that took place in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Oakland, Calif., and other cities across the country on Sunday.
While the demonstrations focused on frustration with the verdict, Twitter accounts reflected what was seen as another instance of injustice: inadequate media coverage of the events, and especially of the reports of those who said that Los Angeles police were firing rubber bullets at the crowds.
Some of those accounts and reactions:
Trayvon Martin supporters demonstrate anger at George Zimmerman's acquittal in mostly peaceful protests across US http://t.co/3M1mpWSQ7y
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 15, 2013
— Bernice (@Altibalba) July 15, 2013
I see you NYC, DC, Oakland, SF, LA, NOLA, Durham, Philly, Louisville, Seattle, Boston #justice4Trayvon
— David Leonard (@drdavidjleonard) July 15, 2013
— Media Scrutiny (@Media_Scrutiny) July 15, 2013
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 15, 2013
I'm glad that media outlets haven't gotten the riots they so clearly want, but now as a result the protests aren't being covered at all.
— Anil Dash (@anildash) July 15, 2013
— Lauren Victoria (@Crewof42) July 15, 2013
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 15, 2013
— Skyy hook (@SkyyhookRadio) July 15, 2013
There is literally zero beef here in #downtownoakland except one dude trying to cause a scene.
— Elon James White (@elonjames) July 15, 2013
— Re-Cover (@WacukasVoice) July 15, 2013
— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) July 15, 2013
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 15, 2013
— Tony Grands (@TheTonyGrands) July 15, 2013