To Protest Injustice: Baltimore Demonstrates Against Zimmerman's Acquittal

To Protest Injustice: Baltimore Demonstrates Against Zimmerman's Acquittal

Demonstrators for Justice for Trayvon Martin. July 14, 2013. Photo By: Bill Hughes
Demonstrators for Justice for Trayvon Martin. July 14, 2013. Photo By: Bill Hughes

On July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was acquitted on the murder of Trayvon Martin. The nation disrupted and thousands rose in protest. Baltimore demonstrated that very night with actions like Luminous Intervention's projection over Route 83 Southbound reading "Justice for Trayvon" (they also demonstrated, via their enormous light projections, the following evening at the Eastern District's Supreme Court building calling for "Justice for Trayvon").

Upon hearing the news, people were in the streets that Saturday night, and the next day -- and the next -- and still. Here is audio taken from the demonstration the following day, Sunday, July 14th, at McKeldin Square. The rally/protest was organized by the Baltimore People's Power Assembly, but many -- regardless of political or ideological affinity, were in attendance to raise their voices for justice in the face of none.

Here are those speeches/interviews/conversations in their own words.

* Editor's note: All voices represented, except for one (discluding the interviewer), are those of color.

 

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Corey Reidy has been an Indyreader collective member since the start of 2009. And.. she adores it with all her heart. When Reidy isn't editing, writing, interviewing, or other Indyreader-centric organizing, she works to do other forms of radical activism -- including, but not limited to, organizing/being a board member of Hollaback! Baltimore. If she's not organizing, Reidy is most likely reading, biking, or practicing/studying yoga (of which she adores and will 100% go to bat to defend and promote).