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Thousands Protesting The Zimmerman Trial Verdict Have Taken Over Times Square
Business Insider ^ | 07/15/2013 | PAUL SZOLDRA

Posted on 07/15/2013 8:33:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

George Zimmerman was found not guilty Saturday of the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., — and many are not happy about it.

Protests are taking place in cities across the U.S., and one of the larger protests is happening in New York City's Times Square. Thousands have taken to the streets to protest the verdict, shouting "No justice" and "Trayvon."

There's a large police presence to ensure the protests remain peaceful, and so far they have been. The protests, which began in Union Square, morphed into a march headed towards Times Square.

From Reuters:

About 1,000 to 2,000 of the demonstrators abandoned the protest site at Union Square to march in the streets toward Times Square, slowing or stopping traffic.

Police attempted to funnel the crowd into controlled lanes but were unable to. Police halted the march about eight blocks short of Times Square, which was already packed with tourists, as is typical on a summer evening.

Although police tried to block marchers from moving into Times Square, that effort largely failed.

“This is a show of strength, but it’s also a show of solidarity with the family because last night, what happened, was complete disrespect to them,” Imani Henry, an activist with the People’s Power Assembly, told NBC News. “We want to show love and respect to them.”

Zimmerman shot and killed Martin in Feb. 2012, claiming self defense after the 17-year-old allegedly attacked him. The six-person jury in his trial were given the option to convict him of the lesser charge of manslaughter, but he was acquitted of all charges.

President Obama called for calm early Sunday after Zimmerman was set free.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: New York
KEYWORDS: altereddate; occupy; occupytimessquare; timessquare; trayvon; yesterday; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/15/2013 8:33:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

WTF? He was a thug who was attacking another person!

I am in the Bizarro World.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 8:34:31 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like a lot of white overseers were on hand to apply the whip.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 8:35:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

1000 to 2000 people in the middle of Manhattan on the Day After is an EPIC FAIL!


4 posted on 07/15/2013 8:36:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Trayvon got his justice.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 8:36:33 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

rent a mob.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 8:36:33 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind
Looks more like a liberal, white guilt party!

Did the State Dept organize it?

7 posted on 07/15/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: SeekAndFind

Justice, it seems, is very fluid to them.


8 posted on 07/15/2013 8:37:15 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Current vid cam on Times Square shows situation normal.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 8:37:17 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Most of these people have no idea what the facts of the case were and frankly don’t even care. All they are looking for is an excuse to protest or riot.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 8:37:50 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: SeekAndFind

can you imagine what the crowds would do if you cut off their welfare checks?.......this is why the administration continues to “feed” them. Otherwise they would take to the streets....


12 posted on 07/15/2013 8:38:13 AM PDT by caww
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To: cripplecreek

Occupy crowd joining in.

Career Protestors without jobs


13 posted on 07/15/2013 8:38:27 AM PDT by digger48
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To: SeekAndFind

Black Appeasement Syndrome’ running wild everywhere...


14 posted on 07/15/2013 8:38:41 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What you are watching is the democrat party driving blacks to the polls. This also will be done with gays, women and Hispanics.

If the GOP had any sense they would support GZ as a Hispanic.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 8:38:44 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lots of Lilly White Lib legs in that photo.

Commie organizers in action.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 8:38:47 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Red in Blue PA
A Bizarro World, indeed.

And it has a leader, of course.

Currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

With plenty of Bizarro Sheeple to support him.

Ultra Bizarro!!

17 posted on 07/15/2013 8:39:25 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits greatly!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I am in the Bizarro World.

In the Obmanation

18 posted on 07/15/2013 8:40:00 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: SeekAndFind
"Zimmerman shot and killed Martin in Feb. 2012, claiming self defense after the 17-year-old allegedly attacked him. "

Allegedly? I do believe it has been testified without argument against that St. Skittles attacked Zimmerman. There is no allegedly.

19 posted on 07/15/2013 8:40:17 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So how many Dept of Justice employees were flown in to this protest movement they arranged and funded?


20 posted on 07/15/2013 8:40:38 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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Well, not bad for a hot summer day :)

I might even join in the fun...


21 posted on 07/15/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Stupid is as Stupid does.


22 posted on 07/15/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Red in Blue PA

We are in bizarro world. We’re supposed to be liberal, and think that Trayvon could do no wrong. The liberal view is that Zimmerman provoked things because he was following Trayvon.

Though evidence suggests that Trayvon was beating up Zimmerman badly, the liberals say that Zimmerman’s injuries weren’t that bad. They also say that Trayvon was scared someone was following him. In liberal land, we’re not supposed to say anything about Trayvon being a gang banger in training.

I think it’s quite possible that Travyon felt “dissed” or disrespected. In ghetto culture, the worst thing you can do to someone is diss them. And in ghetto culture, the response to being dissed is violence. Trayvon was probably acting out on his ghetto upbringing. But we’re not supposed to say that, because it offends the sensibilities of liberals. To liberals and race baiters, Zimmerman started the fight. We’re not supposed to say anything about whether he was acting suspiciously, because that would be racist, and liberals would say he was racially profiled. Racial profiling is against the ten commandments of liberalism.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 8:41:44 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: onedoug

Most of this crowd has no clue about the specifics of the case.

Just following the race hustlers “Revs” Sharpton, Jackson and those awfully cuddly Black Panthers, whose sole goal is “Justice”


24 posted on 07/15/2013 8:41:46 AM PDT by bkaycee (John 3:16)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Hey, he may have been a pot-smoking, school fighting, gangbanger wannabe, but by golly, he’s OUR pot-smoking, school fighting, gangbanger wannabe, so don’t you dare fight back when he pounds on you!”


25 posted on 07/15/2013 8:41:49 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: SeekAndFind

We live in a world of the haves and the think you shouldn’t haves... a world where those who have too much time on their hands are ruled by their emotions and the idea that those who have can subsidize their lifestyle. They are fed ideas and, instead of scrutinizing them at any level, are content to accept them as long as it meshes with their emotion vantage point of the world.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 8:42:25 AM PDT by Frapster (Clear the mechanism)
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To: Williams
What you are watching is the democrat party driving blacks to the polls.

Yup.
27 posted on 07/15/2013 8:42:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wearing their baseball caps backward, as mentioned yesterday on another thread about leaving California.

Yes, I’d say that’s the Occupy crowd, with a few token blacks posing like mascots.


28 posted on 07/15/2013 8:44:02 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind
... slowing or stopping traffic.

Isn't that what they created the lower gearing for?

Down shift and drive on. They'll move...

Or, you know, maybe not. Either way, it's a win.

29 posted on 07/15/2013 8:44:20 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is all very interesting because it shows how a portion of the population can be easily manipulated. It also shows that the media is still a powerful tool. He who controls the media in the country can control millions of brainless fools.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 8:44:51 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Give them some brooms so they can clean up their mess when they are finished with the job Obama gave them..
31 posted on 07/15/2013 8:45:10 AM PDT by PLD
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To: cripplecreek

Was Eric Holder leading this parade of the duped?


32 posted on 07/15/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT by bkaycee (John 3:16)
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To: Cicero

This seems indicate that most of Obama’s and Sharpton’s peeps are too fat and happy back at home on the couch with their Obamaphone and their SNAP card to go out and participate in a protest. Gotta be inducing panic at some level.


33 posted on 07/15/2013 8:45:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
I call for the House to investigate the possible link between the protesting mobs and the federal government.
It is known that the justice department has financed and assisted some of the earlier protesters in Florida. Did they incite the protests that we are now seeing nationwide?
Are we seeing some of the OWS leaders back in action?
Is the government secretly directing them?
Or maybe, cunningly inciting them?
34 posted on 07/15/2013 8:46:25 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Cowboy Bob

You left out the Public School System, our Production Line for Brainless Fools.


35 posted on 07/15/2013 8:46:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes, you do live in bizarro world.

The stupid little creeps don’t even know what they are protesting let alone the facts of the matter.

I want to know where their damn permit is!


36 posted on 07/15/2013 8:48:09 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: caww

37 posted on 07/15/2013 8:48:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cowboy Bob

It really is much more than that.. I was watching some of the protests on Ustream last night. That crowd, in Times Sq. had no idea who they were marching for, they were just there. They are either paid to protest, OR they are there because they think it is cool to be in the IN group.

They are much more victims of marketing media, then the media/news. Starbucks, tech companies, entertainment.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 8:48:43 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: SeekAndFind

Interviewer: "Why are you here?"
Protester: "I'm here for Tra'Von, man!"
Interviewer: "And, who is Tra'Von?"
Protester: "She's a little baby girl what got shot up by the police, man!"


39 posted on 07/15/2013 8:49:07 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
1000 to 2000 people in the middle of Manhattan on the Day After is an EPIC FAIL

I was in the city 2003 when the Yanks beat the Sox for the AL championship.

The impromptu party on 5th and 6th Ave, midtown, was 10x that number, easily. And it was made up of just the people coming out of the bars.

1000 people? Might not have been noticed, except for the news cameras.

40 posted on 07/15/2013 8:53:26 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Cowboy Bob

Many of the pre-printed posters are from Socialist/Marxists Organizations.....always willing to create riots.


41 posted on 07/15/2013 8:55:24 AM PDT by caww
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t forget in your typical liberal protest 90% of the guys there are just hoping to score with one of the chicks, couldn’t care less about the issue.


42 posted on 07/15/2013 8:56:36 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll bet most there can’t read cursive.


43 posted on 07/15/2013 8:58:23 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: cripplecreek

Yea, I think I recognize that crowd; looks like a congolmeration of the GLBT/Occupy scum.


44 posted on 07/15/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Truth2012
<.....”That crowd, in Times Sq. had no idea who they were marching for, they were just there.”.....>

Black community likes to show their strength by numbers, and it doesn't matter who those numbers come from....the Marxists and Socialist groups are coming out and sponsoring the signs we see . As we know this hasn't a thing to do with Zimmerman....it's about the blacks STILL unable to put the past behind them ...they can't let go of the victimhood mentality.

45 posted on 07/15/2013 8:59:37 AM PDT by caww
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I say blacks should drive their liberal white overseers away from the crowd and show us they can stand on their own without the white whip crackers keeping them wound up.


46 posted on 07/15/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: caww

No, that isn’t true. Here is where the weakness is: The real Black groups don’t like the Occupy movements.

They don’t like white kids from the suburbs coming in and marching on their turf. They do not like them taking credit, they do not like their methods.

Back in the Civil Rights marches, the Black Panters were always at war with the Martin Luther King marchers. And that same story line will happen again.

I have already seen it start to unfold on Ustream with the different groups.

But this time, none of them have the moral high ground, because they are being stirred by a corrupt government administration, so they will destroy each other in the end.


47 posted on 07/15/2013 9:04:58 AM PDT by Truth2012
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48 posted on 07/15/2013 9:06:02 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well, that’s one way to cool off on a hot summer day...

Heck, I might even don my swimming trunks and join the fun :)


49 posted on 07/15/2013 9:07:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Red in Blue PA

Trayvon already received justice...for his brutal assault on a community organizer.


50 posted on 07/15/2013 9:10:53 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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