July 15, 2013 6:50 am
Updated: July 15, 2013 1:25 pm

Gallery: Thousands react to George Zimmerman verdict in Trayvon Martin murder case

With chants and prayers, sermons and signs, outrage over a jury’s decision to clear George Zimmerman in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager poured from street protests and church pulpits Sunday amid calls for federal civil rights charges to be filed in the case.

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Demonstrations large and small broke out across the country in support of the family of Trayvon Martin as protesters decried the not guilty verdict as a miscarriage of justice.

Trayvon Martin supporters rally in Times Square while blocking traffic after marching from a rally for Martin in Union Square in Manhattan on July 14, 2013 in New York City. (Getty Images)

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Hundreds rally in support of shooting victim Trayvon Martin at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on July 14, 2013. (Getty Images)

Hundreds rally in support of shooting victim Trayvon Martin at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on July 14, 2013.

People march past the Flatiron Building while blocking traffic after a rally for Trayvon Martin in Union Square in Manhattan on July 14, 2013 in New York City. Many of the marchers made their way to Times Square where they were able to shut down traffic with a rally. (Getty Images)

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A man stands on a taxicab blocked by protesters to take pictures as people rally in support of Trayvon Martin in Times Square while blocking traffic in Manhattan on July 14, 2013 in New York City. (GettyImages)

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Americans angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin protest in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013. (Getty Images)

Americans angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin protest in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013.

People march through the street while blocking traffic after a rally for Trayvon Martin in Union Square in Manhattan on July 14, 2013 in New York City. George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of Martin July 13 and many protesters questioned the verdict. (Getty Images)

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A protester holds a sign at a rally honoring Trayvon Martin at Union Square in Manhattan on July 14, 2013 in New York City. (Getty Images)

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A police helicopter flies overhead as Americans angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin protest in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013. (Getty Images)
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Supporter Sam Saylee marches at a rally honoring Trayvon Martin at Union Square in Manhattan on July 14, 2013 in New York City. (Getty Images)
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James Alvarez attends a vigil for Trayvon Martin in Miami, Florida, Sunday, July 14, 2013. George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Martin. (Getty Images)
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