TODAY   |  July 15, 2013

Zimmerman supporters online: Verdict was just

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict, demonstrators have been taking to the streets to support their displeasure with the decision, while Zimmerman’s supporters are speaking out on social media. NBC’s Ron Mott reports.

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>> new protests overnight adds thousands take to the streets in wake of the george zimmerman not guilty verdict this weekend. ron is in sanford, florida with more. good morning.

>> good morning when the verdict was read here late saturday night it sent off a wave of protests in front of the courthouse and is still sweeping across the nation this morning.

>> the verdict, unanimous.

>> we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty.

>> reporter: the reaction, hardly. matters of self-defense, guns and race driving protestors, black and white from the streets of new york to california. and lots of pavement in between. many wearing hoodies in 90 degree heat. that movement frequently clashed with prozimmerman opinions. some favoring it saying get over. justice was served. our legal system, love it or hating. donald trump tweeting zimmerman is no angel but the lack of evidence and the concept of self-defense, especially in florida law , gave the jury no other choice.

>> from coast-to-coast it's raw emotion.

>> we need to stand up for young black males and come out against this.

>> george zimmerman 's father says the family is relieved by the verdict. and george zimmerman is free of the ankle monitor and free to get his gun back.