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Canadians show anger at Zimmerman verdict

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With candles, hoodies, signs and anger, hundreds came to downtown Montreal's Square Phillips in solidarity with the Trayvon Martin family and to speak on what they believe was an obvious injustice in America when it came to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who back in 2012 fatally shot 17-year-old, black, unarmed Trayvon Martin. For the hundreds of attendees the say the Trayvon Martin trial is not something exclusive to the United States and say racism also happens in Canada and when it comes to justice for brown people it's just us. One by one people took to the mic. Mostly explaining the racism they have encountered in Canada and America... Americas' judicial system is being highlighted more than ever as a result of the trial, countless rallies have echoed the feeling that there is a double standard when it comes to black men and white men in the court of law. Rights activist say the system is equally flawed in Canada. Following the verdict many took to social media, which has reportedly become one of the most references to race on many sites since Obama's election. Analyst say no doubt there is a racial divide when it comes to the case. Critics of activist say Zimmerman acted lawfully. Organizers say this may be the first but not the last of such events in Canada. Meantime, this weekend widespread protest are planned in the United States. http://www.presstv.ir/



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