Nationwide Protests Following George Zimmerman Acquittal

ABC News' Preeti Arla looks at the protests after the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
2:50 | 07/15/13

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You're watching America this morning. -- with the protests across the nation following the acquittal of George Zimmer and the pictures coming in overnight are so powerful. People demonstrated across the country from New York City all the way to Los Angeles. Police made several arrests that more than one demonstration an American flag was even burned at one of the rallies in California. ABC's freaky -- joining us live now with more on that and. Good morning Robin Diane -- the verdict triggered strong emotions across the country while both sides have their supporters those without that trade on Martin was denied justice. It took to the streets to voice their concerns. From coast. Not guilty the impact of that averted readiness -- record -- courtroom. Continues to be felt across the country. I can't imagine -- not immediately right now. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Emotions of rain high after a jury found -- -- -- not guilty in the death that seventeen year old scrape on mark. Authorities in Oakland California -- demonstrators vandalized businesses that -- -- just over in pain but in most other places. Peaceful protest boats -- -- It's what's being called a miscarriage of justice. Hundreds taking to the streets hearing signs calling for justice for trade on the is a seventeen year old kid was murdered by a vigilante who followed him profiled him and shot him daddy and it can't -- -- the jury's decision sparked debate about. The legal justice says step in most un representative -- in the first place. Jurors six women. Not long after -- and but one mail -- jury. Of his peers. A bishop in Texas hopes the outcry leads to a better system where people are held responsible for their crimes no matter the color of their skin but others believe this system worked just as it showed jurors say he's not -- -- He's not guilty. He there are calls -- the Department of Justice to step in and file federal civil rights charges against him -- meant they say they are looking into the case Robin Diana. And -- with emotions boiling over in this case we hear that both sides have some concerns about -- safety. Yet simmons' lawyer says that his client did nothing wrong but that he's getting that threat as he did throughout the trial and that he's had to Wear a bulletproof -- -- while he's out in public. And I think those that trade on Martin's family -- -- saying that they're also facing threats and that they've been forced underground as a result of back Diana. Are pretty our -- for us this morning in Washington thank you.

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