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Protest in downtown Lincoln

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By: Lauren Fabrizi

People throughout Lincoln gathered downtown Saturday in support of Trayvon Martin and his family.

At 12 p.m., a group of people stood at the corner of 16th and O streets and protested the court's decision that George Zimmerman was found not guilty.

Joseth Moore was the organizer of the protest. He said now is the time for African Americans to speak out.

"We need to do this," Moore said. "We do not want to go back to the days of lynching and things of this nature, and people hide behind laws of self-defense."

Moore said that he believes too many people express their views through social media outlets. So today, he was pleased a group of about 15 people took a stand and were proactive.

"This is the best way to do it, rather than just sitting back and complaining about it," Moore said.

Just coming out and being supportive and having a voice about the Trayvon Martin case," Corey Rumann, a protestor added.

Jeannette Jones said she is active in Lincoln's African American community. Her wish is for people to reevaluate the way they see things.

"There is a pattern," Jones said. "And I hope people start to see that pattern, and start to act as American citizens or residents against what's going on in our nation."

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