Dallas protest follows Zimmerman verdict

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Posted on July 14, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 14 at 3:35 PM

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DALLAS — More than a dozen people peacefully protested the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial at a rally in downtown Dallas late Saturday night.

They held signs saying "No justice, no peace."

Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney joined the protest on Main Street. She said the acquittal of Zimmerman in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida represented a failure of American justice.

"We have a history, quite frankly, of injustice in the courts system, so this is one more example of what's wrong in the United States," McKinney said. "But the young people who gathered on the streets tonight in Dallas are an example of what's right with this country."

The group planned another protest on Sunday afternoon.

Demonstrators upset with the verdict protested mostly peacefully in Florida, Milwaukee, Washington, Atlanta and other cities overnight and into the early morning Sunday, but some broke windows and vandalized a police squad car in Oakland during protests in four California cities, authorities said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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