George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida jury decided July 13, 2013. Scores who had gathered outside the Sanford, Florida, courtroom hoping for a guilty verdict reacted in disbelief after word of the decision trickled through the crowd. Hours earlier, they had given speeches, singing songs and chanting, "We want justice." Some appeared angry, others appeared sad.
People react to the verdict at Seminole County Court where George Zimmerman was found not guilty on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Sanford, Fla.
"Justice For Trayvon" is written on the ground as people gather at Union Square in New York in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin trial.
A protester shouts as Los Angeles police try to remove protesters from the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards, following the George Zimmerman verdict.
Worshippers at the Middle Collegiate Church in New York hold prayer services wearing hoodies in support of slain teenager Trayvon Martin in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
Protestors rally in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin trial, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York.
Will Reese holds a protest sign in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin trial, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York.
Protesters also gathered in Washington, D.C.
A man speaks into a bullhorn at a protest in Washington, D.C.
A woman in Washington, D.C., wears a hoodie, which is what Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was shot and killed.
A group gathers in Washington, D.C.
A group of about 100 marches and protests in Chicago against ruling in the George Zimmerman trial.
Moment of silence, speeches and chanting were in included in the Chicago protest before it ended at 1:00 a.m. while police looked on.