UPDATE: KTVU reports for the second night in a row covering pro-Trayvon Martin protests in Oakland, Calif., one of the station’s cameramen has been attacked by masked protesters.
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(TheBlaze/AP) — Demonstrations erupted across the United States ranging from dozens to hundreds – in support of the family of Trayvon Martin. Protesters marched against the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting of the unarmed black teenager. Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense after being physically attacked.
At New York City’s Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan, congregants wore hooded sweatshirts – as the 17-year-old Martin did the night he was shot.
And in Manhattan’s Union Square, hundreds of people gathered to voice their passions over the verdict, hoisting placards with images of Martin. Protesters shouted a number of chants demanding “justice” for Trayvon Martin.
The chants in NYC included, “No justice, no peace,” “What do you want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” and “Trayvon! Trayvon! Trayvon!”
Watch a replay of a live stream from the protests in NYC where police have reportedly arrested several demonstrators:
TheBlaze radio’s Doc Thompson and his producer Skip LaCombe uploaded videos from the rally in Times Square (Warning: Strong language in some clips):
Protesters also gathered in Los Angeles Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., along with several other cities.
There were reports of police using rubber bullets on protesters in L.A. as protesters shut down city streets, including the 10 freeway.
There have also been reports of bottles being thrown at police officers.
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The LA Times reported that protestors threw batteries and rocks at LAPD near the corner of Washington Boulevard and 10th Avenue. KNBC spoke to protesters who claimed rubber bullets were used against them and Cannick has been tweeting about use of rubber bullets. Shortly after midnight on Sunday morning, KNX1070 reporter Claudia Peschiutta said she was hit by a rubber bullet. LAPD has yet to confirm what type of non-lethal rounds were used, but both the Times and KNBC have reported the use of bean bags.
So far, only one arrest has been reported in Los Angeles.
Watch live video of the situation in L.A. via NBC Los Angeles (the stream has gone in and out):
View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com.
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