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Rallies in US over Zimmerman verdict

21 July 2013 Last updated at 03:37 BST

Protests have been held in more than 100 US cities against the acquittal of George Zimmerman over the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Demonstrators demanded federal charges to be brought against Mr Zimmerman, 29, over the February 2012 incident.

A Florida jury agreed that the neighbourhood watch volunteer killed the 17 year-old in self-defence.

The protests against the court's decision were led by the National Action Network, headed by civil rights activist the Reverend Al Sharpton.

Katy Watson reports.

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