Zimmerman case verdict sparks protests

March planned for Monday evening

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Saturday's not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case sparked a peaceful protest in Kansas City Sunday night.

Dozens of people gathered Sunday evening at the Freedom Fountain near Brush Creek Boulevard and Cleveland Avenue, convened by local activist and pastor Octavia Southhall using social media.

The attendees said justice was not served in the trial. But instead of showing anger and frustration, they want something meaningful to come from what happened.

"i just hope it bring more peace and communication and break the silence, if you see something happening or about to happen, say something, speak up," Southhall said.

Some demonstrators plan to write their lawmakers about the verdict.

A march to protest the verdict has been announced for 6 p.m. Monday, starting at the intersection of 31st and Troost.

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