Prominent people react to Zimmerman verdict on social media

Prominent people react to Zimmerman verdict on social media

Earlier tonight, a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in connection with the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. The case has been a racial flashpoint and had been closely monitored on television and social media.

Zimmerman had faced a second-degree murder charge, which could have sent him to prison for life, and the lesser charge of manslaughter, which brings a maximum 30-year sentence.

Immediately after the verdict, the hashtags #NotGuilty, #Florida, #nojustice and #IfIEverSeeZimmerman were trending.

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