Protesters Nationwide Call for Justice for Trayvon Martin

From Washington, D.C., to Chicago to Oakland, Calif., protesters gathered to push for a federal civil rights prosecution of George Zimmerman and to call for changes to state gun laws. 

(Continued from Page 1)

But in some corners the anger was still palpable. Cynthia Savage, 55, a quality assurance consultant from Clinton, Md., who attended the District rally wearing a "March for Justice for Trayvon Martin" T-shirt, said she was not surprised by the verdict because she believes that racism is still prevalent in the United States — and that it extends to the court.

Read more at the Washington Post. 

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. 

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.