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Dozens march in Hattiesburg to protest Zimmerman verdict

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About three dozen people took part in a "Skittles and Hoodies March" Friday night to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. About three dozen people took part in a "Skittles and Hoodies March" Friday night to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Several dozen Hub City-area residents marched through downtown Hattiesburg Friday evening to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. They took part in what they called a "Skittles and Hoodies March."

Last week, Zimmerman was found not guilty of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Martin was carrying skittles and wearing a hoodie when he was shot by Zimmerman during a confrontation in Florida last year.

"He murdered somebody in cold blood and you let him go, no, that's not right," said Dorothy Jackson, a march participant. "We have young boys who are getting ready to grow up and go into this world. Somebody has to do something to set some standards and protection for them," she said.  

"I would like to see laws changed," said Betty Mayfield, another participant. "We're not living up to the standards that America has set forth. If you're going to write the laws, let's abide by the laws," she said.

Many of the marchers said they'll gather in Hattiesburg again Saturday afternoon to participate in a nationwide "Justice for Trayvon Rally."

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