Emergency March Called In Mission District To Protest George Zimmerman Murder Trial Verdict

9:54 PM: San Francisco police confirm there is a group of protestors at 24th and Mission streets responding to the “not guilty” verdict announced today in the George Zimmerman trial.

Police had anticipated potential protests related to the verdict and had resources in place this weekend, according to Officer Gordon Shyy.

“As always we will facilitate citizens first amendment rights as long as they are peaceful,” Shyy said in a statement.

The Mission District march was called this evening by the ANSWER Coalition and the Party for Socialism and Liberation after Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman, 29, shot Martin, 17, on Feb. 26th, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. A neighborhood watch coordinator, Zimmerman argued the shooting, which sparked national controversy, was in self-defense.

Similar protests are being reported in other cities including Oakland. Oakland police have not yet responded to calls for comment.

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8:26 PM: An anti-war and anti-racism activist group has called an emergency march in San Francisco in protest of the “not guilty” verdict announced this evening in the George Zimmerman trial.

The ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition and the Party for Socialism and Liberation called the verdict, which acquitted Zimmerman of all charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

The march was called for 8 p.m. at 24th and Mission Streets.

Zimmerman, 29, shot Martin, 17, on Feb. 26th, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. A neighborhood watch coordinator, Zimmerman argued the shooting, which sparked national controversy, was in self-defense.

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  • jack31961

    Not a good idea.

  • jack31961

    Not a good idea.

  • Bob

    All right boys and girls. Lets get ready to dance.

  • Bob

    All right boys and girls. Lets get ready to dance.

  • Michael Andrade
  • Michael Andrade
  • neutral_corner

    Pretty disgusting to see this group using Martin’s death as grist in their own mill of self-indulgence and self-importance.

  • neutral_corner

    Pretty disgusting to see this group using Martin’s death as grist in their own mill of self-indulgence and self-importance.

  • Marie Roth

    A march against self defense? I don’t think I’ll go.

    No one has the right to pound your head into the sidewalk. I don’t care what race they are.

    • KenRo

      No one has the right to walk up to you on the street armed with a weapon, accuse you of being a criminal, and start an altercation then shoot you just because they were losing a fist fight (if Trayvon even fought him – they didn’t find any of Zimmerman’s DNA on Trayvon’s hands!! – especially when the cops told Zimmerman not too!!!

    • KenRo

      I don’t understand how Zimmerman had time to reach for his gun but could not punch the boy in the nuts or something, couldn’t shoot him in the arm or leg if he was going to use the gun at all… That’s why only law enforcement officers should carry guns because they are trained to properly judge when and HOW to use the gun to diffuse altercations and attacks. Zimmerman had enough time between punches apparently to grab his gun, put it to Trayvon’s chest and shoot to kill. That’s not self-defense!!! That’s being a coward and a cold blooded murderer. It’s funny how one day Zimmerman had a bloody nose in a photo, but the next day the nose began to heal and there was a fresh head wound in the back while his nose was cleaned and the wound closed!!!!! God knows the answer and Zimmerman will have to answer to the Creator for ending the life of one of His children! Zimmerman disobeyed law enforcement who told him to stay in the truck and not draw his weapon. Because of his disobedience because he was not going to let “another one get away”, he tried to play a hero and now a boy is dead.

  • Marie Roth

    A march against self defense? I don’t think I’ll go.

    No one has the right to pound your head into the sidewalk. I don’t care what race they are.

    • KenRo

      No one has the right to walk up to you on the street armed with a weapon, accuse you of being a criminal, and start an altercation then shoot you just because they were losing a fist fight (if Trayvon even fought him – they didn’t find any of Zimmerman’s DNA on Trayvon’s hands!! – especially when the cops told Zimmerman not too!!!

    • KenRo

      I don’t understand how Zimmerman had time to reach for his gun but could not punch the boy in the nuts or something, couldn’t shoot him in the arm or leg if he was going to use the gun at all… That’s why only law enforcement officers should carry guns because they are trained to properly judge when and HOW to use the gun to diffuse altercations and attacks. Zimmerman had enough time between punches apparently to grab his gun, put it to Trayvon’s chest and shoot to kill. That’s not self-defense!!! That’s being a coward and a cold blooded murderer. It’s funny how one day Zimmerman had a bloody nose in a photo, but the next day the nose began to heal and there was a fresh head wound in the back while his nose was cleaned and the wound closed!!!!! God knows the answer and Zimmerman will have to answer to the Creator for ending the life of one of His children! Zimmerman disobeyed law enforcement who told him to stay in the truck and not draw his weapon. Because of his disobedience because he was not going to let “another one get away”, he tried to play a hero and now a boy is dead.

  • RBR

    Why didn’t they march and protest in Bayview? Oh, that’s right, too dangerous.

  • RBR

    Why didn’t they march and protest in Bayview? Oh, that’s right, too dangerous.

  • disqus_UqmeOa4yma

    NEWS-MR. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS GUILTY OF MURDERING TRAYVON MARTIN, ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA, ADLA DEMANDS JUSTICE

    The “NOT GUILTY” verdict for Mr. George Zimmerman’s murder trial is a naked travesty and miscarriage of justice.

    WORLD ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA, ADLA (with the support of WORLD CONGRESS OF NATIONS,WORCON and 500 other International African and non-African organizations and human, civil rights groups) vehemently denounces, condemns and rejects it.

    After examining the facts of the case, we strongly maintain and declare that Mr. George Zimmerman is guilty of murdering Mr. Trayvon Martin and must be found guilty and punished for it.

    The blood of Africans and all people of African ancestry GLOBALLY is no long as cheap as it used to be, and cannot be shed at random with impunity anymore.

    On the other hand, we’ll not support any kind of rioting or protest by Africans and African Americans anywhere in the world due to the rage for this injustice.

    WORLD ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA (ADLA) IS DEDICATED TO GUIDING, PROTECTING, FIGHTING AND ADVOCATING FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF AFRICANS, AFRICAN AMERICANS GLOBALLY AND TO STOP ALL INJUSTICE, CIVIL, HUMAN AND SOCIAL ABUSES, EXPLOITATIONS AND OPPRESSIONS OF AFRICANS ANDAFRICAN AMERICANS GLOBALLY.

    We cannot demand justice for the wrong that was done to us by breaking the law and showing disrespect to law and order.

    We cannot correct one wrong by doing wrong ourselves.

    We must stop cutting the branches and fruits on the tree of racism, injustice, exploitation, evil, wickedness, discrimination and oppression.

    We must begin by digging underground to get to the roots of the tree of racism and cut them from down there so that the tree of racism and evil against us and all of its branches, fruits and babies will die.

    There are many Caucasians and other races and nationalities that support Africa and African Americans and are against the evil and injustices that are being done to us.

    In Africa, there are many Africans who are of Caucasian ancestry and are Africans by nationality or birth.

    All Caucasians, Europeans, Americans, Asians and others are not racist.

    Many of them are also indirectly victims of racism. It affects them too.

    They are being exploited and oppressed too. By the racist and evil few among them.

    We must resist the temptation of generalization in condemning our oppressors, evil doers, racists and enemies.

    When one person commits a crime and does an evil, we must desist from condemning the entire race or ethnic group that he or she happens to belong.

    We must learn to condemn the evil acts that people do and not the people.

    Human beings of different races have mixed up and we’re now more related than before, depend on one another for our daily needs and survival on this planet.

    Many of us have friends and do businesses with others from other races, ethnicities and of different religions and political backgrounds.

    Therefore, it is no longer wise to condemn an entire race for the evils of some of them.

    It was this pragmatism and insight that helped and enabled President Nelson Mandela of South Africa to survive 26 yrs in prison, and with the support of the world community (billions of Caucasians, Asians and others) he finally became free, ended apartheid system and became the first African President of Republic of South Africa, and by so doing earned the love and acclaim of the whole world.

    For this reason, we’ll not support the destruction of properties and businesses owned by Caucasians (so called white people) anywhere. We’ll not support the attack or murder of Caucasians (so called white people) anywhere.

    Many Caucasians are good people!

    They are benevolent; provide jobs and aids to Africans and African Americans.

    WORLD ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA, ADLA supports:

    (1) That The Feds and The Attorney General appoint a “Special prosecutor” to try this case again and bring justice to Trayvon Martin and his family.

    (2) All Celebrities in USA and outside USA (especially the African Americans ones) to open their mouths and speak up.

    Please CONTINUE READING AT OUR BLOG!

    adlaafrica.wordpress.com/tag/world-anti-defamation-league

  • disqus_UqmeOa4yma

    NEWS-MR. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS GUILTY OF MURDERING TRAYVON MARTIN, ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA, ADLA DEMANDS JUSTICE

    The “NOT GUILTY” verdict for Mr. George Zimmerman’s murder trial is a naked travesty and miscarriage of justice.

    WORLD ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA, ADLA (with the support of WORLD CONGRESS OF NATIONS,WORCON and 500 other International African and non-African organizations and human, civil rights groups) vehemently denounces, condemns and rejects it.

    After examining the facts of the case, we strongly maintain and declare that Mr. George Zimmerman is guilty of murdering Mr. Trayvon Martin and must be found guilty and punished for it.

    The blood of Africans and all people of African ancestry GLOBALLY is no long as cheap as it used to be, and cannot be shed at random with impunity anymore.

    On the other hand, we’ll not support any kind of rioting or protest by Africans and African Americans anywhere in the world due to the rage for this injustice.

    WORLD ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA (ADLA) IS DEDICATED TO GUIDING, PROTECTING, FIGHTING AND ADVOCATING FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF AFRICANS, AFRICAN AMERICANS GLOBALLY AND TO STOP ALL INJUSTICE, CIVIL, HUMAN AND SOCIAL ABUSES, EXPLOITATIONS AND OPPRESSIONS OF AFRICANS ANDAFRICAN AMERICANS GLOBALLY.

    We cannot demand justice for the wrong that was done to us by breaking the law and showing disrespect to law and order.

    We cannot correct one wrong by doing wrong ourselves.

    We must stop cutting the branches and fruits on the tree of racism, injustice, exploitation, evil, wickedness, discrimination and oppression.

    We must begin by digging underground to get to the roots of the tree of racism and cut them from down there so that the tree of racism and evil against us and all of its branches, fruits and babies will die.

    There are many Caucasians and other races and nationalities that support Africa and African Americans and are against the evil and injustices that are being done to us.

    In Africa, there are many Africans who are of Caucasian ancestry and are Africans by nationality or birth.

    All Caucasians, Europeans, Americans, Asians and others are not racist.

    Many of them are also indirectly victims of racism. It affects them too.

    They are being exploited and oppressed too. By the racist and evil few among them.

    We must resist the temptation of generalization in condemning our oppressors, evil doers, racists and enemies.

    When one person commits a crime and does an evil, we must desist from condemning the entire race or ethnic group that he or she happens to belong.

    We must learn to condemn the evil acts that people do and not the people.

    Human beings of different races have mixed up and we’re now more related than before, depend on one another for our daily needs and survival on this planet.

    Many of us have friends and do businesses with others from other races, ethnicities and of different religions and political backgrounds.

    Therefore, it is no longer wise to condemn an entire race for the evils of some of them.

    It was this pragmatism and insight that helped and enabled President Nelson Mandela of South Africa to survive 26 yrs in prison, and with the support of the world community (billions of Caucasians, Asians and others) he finally became free, ended apartheid system and became the first African President of Republic of South Africa, and by so doing earned the love and acclaim of the whole world.

    For this reason, we’ll not support the destruction of properties and businesses owned by Caucasians (so called white people) anywhere. We’ll not support the attack or murder of Caucasians (so called white people) anywhere.

    Many Caucasians are good people!

    They are benevolent; provide jobs and aids to Africans and African Americans.

    WORLD ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE OF AFRICA, ADLA supports:

    (1) That The Feds and The Attorney General appoint a “Special prosecutor” to try this case again and bring justice to Trayvon Martin and his family.

    (2) All Celebrities in USA and outside USA (especially the African Americans ones) to open their mouths and speak up.

    Please CONTINUE READING AT OUR BLOG!

    adlaafrica.wordpress.com/tag/world-anti-defamation-league