Chicagoans gathered in the Loop today to protest against Hispanic George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
The protesters, mostly African-Americans, gathered outside the Dirksen Federal Building at the corner of Adams and Dearborn streets in one of several rallies being held across the country.
“We are here today because our children now face diminished justice,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson told a crowd. “We must boycott Florida and stop 'stand your ground’ (laws).”
Many of the protesters held signs with images of Martin and messages such as “LGBTs Against Racism,” “Justice for Trayvon,” and “#Chi4Trayvon.”
There was no response from leaders in the Hispanic community.