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EDISON – A mass of outraged demonstrators took to the streets of Newark to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman today.
Zimmerman was charged with murder after he shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida last year. Zimmerman admitted from the outset that he shot Martin, but claimed it was in self-defense.
Last night, a jury of six women in Seminole County cleared Zimmerman of murder and manslaughter charges after 16 hours of deliberations.
One young protester in Newark played dead in the street to symbolize the tragic plight of the teenage victim.
The Justice Department announced this afternoon that it will review all evidence to determine if Zimmerman violated any civil rights laws.