Downtown Greenville protest held in response to George Zimmerman verdict
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A rally was held in Greenville in support of Trayvon Martin's family. Those who attended the peaceful protest in downtown Greenville called for justice for Martin's death in hopes that George Zimmerman will be prosecuted for civil wrongful death charges in the future.
Men and women of many races formed the large crowd outside of the Peace Center in downtown Greenville. Many of the demonstrators told us they were there because they felt the Zimmerman trial wasn't fair.
"Maybe they need to change the jury selection process because it wasn't fair," said demonstrator Nick Whitner. "It should have been a melting pot of jurors since this is a melting pot of a nation. Why is it just a certain demographic? Why are they all female and the majority is white?"
The protestors say there was enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman was guilty.
"We would like to see something happen some kind of reversal with the court system, something needs to happen," said organizer Traci Fant.
There were no demonstrators in support of George Zimmerman at Sunday's rally, but we asked people on the street nearby their opinions of the verdict and found several in Greenville are satisfied with the justice system in this case.
"I think the evidence that was shown, showed you could have reasonable doubt where he was guilty, and the six woman jury did its job," said Mike McMahon.
Some said although they may disagree with these protesters, they share in their pain about the tragic loss of life.
"I feel so sorry for Travyon's family, that's a horrible thing to lose somebody, but there's not enough evidence to provide he killed in cold blood," said Jacob Karasch.
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