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Zimmerman protests enter 4th night with a march in downtown LA, protest at Leimert Park

Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
A police officer blocks off 1st St. in downtown Los Angeles to allow protesters to march on July 16th, 2013.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Protesters march together in response to the George Zimmerman trial.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Police equip themselves with riot gear and handcuffs in case the protest gets out of hand.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Police block off the streets of downtown Los Angeles to allow peaceful protesters to march in the streets.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Protesters cheer during speeches that promoted unity and peace, not violence, in front of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
A protester reacts to a speech delivered in front of the LAPD police station in downtown Los Angeles.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
A helicopter monitors the peaceful protest through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Onlookers in downtown Los Angeles watch the protest against the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
General T.C. bikes in front of a crowd protesting the George Zimmerman trial in downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
A protester yells "guilty" during a march in downtown Los Angeles against the verdict in the George Zimmerman case on July 16th, 2013.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Police officers cordon off the street where protesters demonstrate on July 16th, 2013.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Victor Quintero marches through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
The protest against the verdict in the George Zimmerman case ends in front of LAPD's headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Baldeemar Hinojosa walks in solidarity with the protestors in downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013.
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Hundreds of protesters march through downtown Los Angeles on July 16th, 2013 in response to the George Zimmerman case verdict.
Protestors finished the peaceful protest in front of the police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
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Protests continued for a fourth straight night on Tuesday following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who had been on trial for the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. There are no reports of unrest.

Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, the ANSWER Coalition, staged a protest that began at Los Angeles City Hall. About 100 protesters then formed picket lines and began marching down the street.

Jacquis Jackson, 28, was one of the protesters outside Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday evening. She feels frustrated by the system and says the gathering is a way for her and others to vent.

"I'm here to show my support (for the Martin family) and my concern for the situation," Jackson said. "But honestly, I don't really know that it's going to help. I hope it will, but I don't think so."

Meanwhile, Occupy LA called for a "bike bloc" at Leimert Park, asking protesters to arrive on their bikes wearing hoodies, which Martin was wearing the night he was killed.

There were about 100 more protesters at the park in the historically black neighborhood, which saw a heavy police presence following the vandalism and assaults in the area Monday night.

Community activists and city leaders had earlier called on Angelenos to stage peaceful protests.

“The Trayvon Martin case has ignited passion not just here in Los Angeles but throughout this country,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday afternoon.  “But it will not ignite this city.”