(The Root) — Today’s closing statements marked the beginning of the end of a trial that has had the social media world glued to television and computer screens since it began on June 24.
Twitter was tense as the prosecution’s closing arguments started at around 1:30 p.m. EDT. It was too much for some to watch as it rehashed some painful, difficult moments of the trial, such as Rachel Jeantel’s polarizing testimony. Others, though, stayed tuned in, live-tweeting in the closing hours of the trial as steadily as they did during its infancy.
The prosecution’s closing so far is almost all about using #zimmerman‘s own words against him. Little other testimony…
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) July 11, 2013
The prosecutor on the Zimmerman trial is killing his closing arguments! Wish I could be in there clapping lol
— MK (@Mae_Beee) July 11, 2013
In 40 years, our kids & grandkids will ask us where we were during the George Zimmerman trial and most people will say “On Twitter, mad af!”
— Kenny G. (@Emmett_Trill) July 11, 2013
The prosecution going in on their closing argument. #ZimmermanTrial
— JudineW (@JudineW) July 11, 2013
— ElevenTwelveThirteen (@TruthBToldpoet) July 11, 2013