The San Francisco branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is organizing a rally outside City Hall this evening in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of black teen Trayvon Martin in Florida.
The rally is among many organized in the Bay Area in response to Saturday’s not-guilty verdict in the case. Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Martin during a confrontation that occurred after he followed Martin because he believed he was suspicious.
Amos Brown, president of the NAACP’s San Francisco chapter, will be among the attendees at today’s rally, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Other groups rallied in the city’s Mission District on the night of the verdict, and protests have taken place in Oakland the past three nights, including one that briefly shut down part of Interstate Highway 880 on Monday.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News