The decision by a Florida jury to acquit the man accused of murdering an unarmed African American has triggered protests across the US. President Barack Obama urged Americans to respect the jury's decision.
A Florida jury has convicted a man on charges relating to an unarmed black teenager's death in a dispute over loud music. A mistrial was declared after jurors were unable to reach a verdict on the main charge of murder.
The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin has outraged many people in the US. Many believe that race played a role in the case.
US President Barack Obama has urged people to "respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son," after a Florida court cleared George Zimmerman of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin.
Jurors in Sandford on Saturday acquitted George Zimmerman, a 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, of both second degree murder and manslaughter. Zimmerman had told the court he shot a black teenager in self-defense.
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