Hundreds marched last weekend in Portland and Seattle on Sunday, July 14, in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Rallies are planned across the country for Saturday July 20. In Portland, the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow has organized a rally at 2 p.m. outside the Mark Hatfield courthouse in downtown Portland.
PHOTOS: Bottom row, dozens spoke at an open mic in Peninsula Park in Portland before taking to the streets in a march through North Portland. Top, clockwise from right, in Seattle, NAACP President James Bible speaks at a protest at Westlake Park; many parents carried hand-lettered signs; some protesters also called out the name of Marissa Anderson, the Florida mother sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a gun into a wall of her home as her abusive husband attacked her – no one was injured in that case but the 32-year-old Black woman was convicted of attempted murder; a multi-racial crowd at Westlake Park .
Photos by Susan Fried and Peter Parks