COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - From a few dozen protesters to more than a thousand, demonstrators have been taking to the streets to decry the acquittal of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
Fourteen days of testimony and sixteen hours of deliberations later, the Zimmerman-Martin saga in Florida is at an end. Now people on the streets of Columbus are giving their reaction to the news.
"I really think that he should have, whether it be second degree murder or whatever, he should have been convicted of something," says Freddie Williams of NAACP Columbus.
It comes after more than a year of public attention and controversy surrounding the shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin.
"I think it was the right decision based on what the state of Florida had already implemented with their state laws, If it goes to federal law, you might see something different," says Douglas Sparrow.
"I'm very discouraged about it because it's unique how people get away with things they do these days," says Isaac Abbott, a CSU student.
Now that an official decision has finally been made, people don't have any less to say.