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Trayvon Martin protesters in Florida blocked from courthouse area
Trayvon Martin protesters in Florida blocked from courthouse area

SANFORD, Fla. -- As protests expanded nationally over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin, activists in the town where the trial was held complained that police had foiled their plans for a large gathering.  Organizers with the Coalition for Justice for Trayvon had planned a protest at 3 p.m. at the courthouse in Sanford, Fla., where Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday night in the death of the 17-year-old. But when they arrived, they said, they were stopped by deputies and redirected to a downtown park several miles away. Deputies said the courthouse area was closed to foot traffic despite a slew of media and satellite trucks. “A lot of people got turned away,”...

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