Groups protest in Detroit against Fla. verdict

Published On: Jul 14 2013 03:00:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 14 2013 10:44:01 PM EDT

Rally held at Grand Circus Park Sunday to protest George Zimmerman verdict


Several groups say they're holding a rally at a downtown Detroit park to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Travon Martin in Florida.

The Coalition Against Police Brutality says it and other groups are holding the rally at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grand Circus Park, which is near Comerica Park and Ford Field.

The group says the action is a protest against the "egregious jury verdict in favor of George Zimmerman."

Watch: Community reacts to Zimmerman verdict.

A jury of six women on Saturday acquitted Zimmerman of second degree murder and manslaughter in the February 2012 killing of Martin.

Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer and says he shot the unarmed teenager in self-defense.


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