Chicagoans Protest Trayvon Martin Verdict
CHICAGO, IL - Protesters in Chicago say the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case is symbolic of lingering racism in the United States.
About 200 people turned out to march in downtown Chicago on Sunday to protest a Florida jury's decision to clear former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Martin.
Zimmerman claimed he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed the unarmed black teen last year in a condominium development.
Seventy-three-year-old Maya Miller says the case reminds her of the 1955 slaying of Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago who was murdered by a group of white men while visiting Mississippi. Till's killing galvanized the civil rights movement.
Miller says she feels as if "nothing has changed in 58 years."