LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Demonstrators angry over the George Zimmerman verdict returned to the streets again Wednesday night, this time for peaceful protests.
A heavy police presence surrounded a group of about 100 protesters who gathered at Leimert Park.
The protesters made it a point to remain calm, and denounced the violence that erupted in the Crenshaw District on Tuesday night.
Community peace guards were also on hand to keep the demonstration peaceful.
Hundreds of protesters also gathered in downtown Los Angeles to protest Zimmerman’s acquittal, many carrying signs with pictures of Trayvon Martin.
The protesters marched from City Hall to LAPD Headquarters, where officers in riot gear surrounded the crowd.
Many at the rally condemned the verdict in the Zimmerman trial as racist, while others focused their anger on the justice system and Florida’s “stand your ground” laws.
Some of the demonstrators moved to Broadway and Spring streets, blocking traffic for a short time.
Most of the crowd has dissolved by nightfall.