Story by 89 WLS Web Writer Christine Fiedler
A small crowd gathered at Daley Plaza Saturday night just after the verdict was read in Sanford, Florida. Some activists voiced their dismay over microphones before the crowd started to march through the Loop.
Twitter and Facebook erupted with reaction after the not guilty verdict was read. Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Michael Phlegar stepped up to give their opinions at the news out of Sanford.
We are saddened and disappointed by this decision. It is a pattern involving young black men that is too often repeating itself.— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) July 14, 2013
The jury, no black and no men, was always suspect. The whole world observed this painful conclusion. Every avenue in the law was watching.— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) July 14, 2013
The verdict is in and the Justice system in my mind has failed AGAIN. That is why I asked people to pray, because... http://t.co/cjbCMhNX6l— Fr. Michael Pfleger (@MichaelPfleger) July 14, 2013
One of the jurors on the six-women jury, Juror B29, lived in Chicago before moving to Florida. She is also the only Hispanic member of the jury.
Organizers are planning another "Justice for Trayvon" march Sunday at noon, starting at Daley Plaza.