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About 100 people gathered Sunday evening in Lafayette Square to demonstrate against violence in the streets and to continue protesting the recent verdict of not guilty for George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting last year of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.

Organized by a new group called the Street Council, the demonstration was convened to encourage peace following a recent fatal shooting in Buffalo of a 16-year-old boy – allegedly by a 14-year-old.

Demonstrators carried signs saying “End the New Jim Crow,” “No Justice for Trayvon – No Peace,” and “End Stop and Frisk.”

The event followed a similar demonstration against the Zimmerman verdict in Buffalo on Saturday, along with others across the nation.

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