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New Yorkers March for Trayvon Martin

On the scene as thousands of peaceful protesters stand up for justice

trayvon martin protest march rally new york

Jessica Lehrman

Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets on Sunday after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty on all counts in the killing of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The peaceful protest began in Union Square at dusk and proceeded north to Times Square as marchers chanted, "The whole system's guilty."

At left, a mother sheds a tear while holding her son in Union Square. His sign reads, "Justice Was NOT Served." Keep reading for more of the most powerful images from yesterday's rally.

trayvon martin protest march rally new york

Jessica Lehrman

‘They Never Stop and Frisk Old White Guys Like Me’

A protester in Union Square stands in the heat and displays his sign for the huge crowd gathering near him.

trayvon martin protest march rally new york

Jessica Lehrman

‘All Colors Should Be Able to Co-Exist’

A mother and her daughter participate in the rally at Union Square. The girl's sign reads,"My mother taught me that just like that bag of Skittles, all colors should be able to co-exist" – a reference to the candy that Trayvon Martin was carrying when he was killed.

trayvon martin protest march rally new york

Jessica Lehrman

Marching Uptown

As the march from Union Square picks up speed and people, protesters form a barricade to slow down the group and keep everyone together.

trayvon martin protest march rally new york

Jessica Lehrman

‘Black Boys’ Lives Have Value Too’

Protesters hold up banners as police begin making their way into the crowd at Times Square.

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