BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Demonstrators are planning peaceful rallies in Bridgeport to protest a jury’s not-guilty verdict against George Zimmerman in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.

The Connecticut Post reports that a rally is planned for 5 p.m. Tuesday outside the federal court building and another is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday on McLevy Green. The protests are among dozens being held across the country.

Hundreds of people gathered in front of New Haven City Hall on Monday to protest the verdict. Demonstrators told the New Haven Register that they wanted to express their heartache and disappointment and call for efforts to end racial profiling.
Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted by a jury Saturday in the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old Martin last year in Sanford, Fla.


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