Zimmerman/Trayvon Case Update

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After a six woman jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Saturday night, thousands across the U.S. began to protest the verdict.

Fox News Latino reports that thousands of emotional demonstrators took to the streets -- chanting, praying and even fighting back their tears -- to protest what they felt was an injustice for Martin. The NAACP and protesters called for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

According to Fox News Latino, a 73-year-old by the name of Maya Miller, compared the Zimmerman/Martin case to 1955 slaying of Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago who was murdered by a group of white men while visiting Mississippi.

"Fifty-eight years and nothing's changed," Miller said.

Reports by the Associated Press declared that Zimmerman will most likely have to go in hiding in order to protect himself from those angered by the decision and seeking to harm him.

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