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Zimmerman Trial: Social Media Reacts to Verdict

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Immediately after the verdict was read Saturday announcing that George Zimmerman was not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, trial watchers took to social media to express their reaction.

On KTLA’s Facebook page, a comment that said “He killed, pure & simple. He should of got some jail term” received 53 “likes.”

“Justice prevailed,” read another comment.

Tweets by Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, were retweeted thousands of times:


Locally, activists tweeted about a crowd that was gathering at Leimert Park in South Los Angeles to protest the verdict.

Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., exhorted people to join him at the park:


Civil rights activist Jasmyne Cannick was among those who were there:


Here are more reactions to the Zimmerman verdict: