Protesters against Trayvon Martin verdict take over Times Square

Following protests in Harlem and Union Square, hundreds of demonstrators against the verdict in the Trayvon Martin trial marched into Times Square on Sunday night, blocking traffic and crowding into the usually tourist-heavy space for nearly an hour.

Before 7 p.m., Union Square became overrun with New Yorkers protesting the not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, accused of shooting an unarmed teenager in Florida last year. The marchers took to the streets, as seen in this Associated Press video.

The group began marching south before heading uptown toward Times Square, according to reporters tweeting live from the scene. ‪

The march became larger as it moved, amassing to between 1,000 and 2,000 people by some estimates.

Police attempted to funnel the crowd but were unable to control the group. The march weaved around officers who were attempting to block people from entering Times Square.

At the popular tourist destination, some 1,000 people sat down in the middle of Times Square. Eventually the crowd dispersed.

For the most part, the city’s demonstrations against the verdict were peaceful. Still, a dozen or so people were arrested for disorderly conduct during Sunday’s protests, police said Monday.

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