NYPD Arrests 12 Protesters at Rally Against Zimmerman

NEW YORK (AP) -

At least a dozen people have been arrested on disorderly charges during a New York City rally protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman.

More than a thousand people gathered in Manhattan’s Times Square Sunday to protest the Florida verdict that found Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

The protesters first gathered in Union Square for a rally dubbed “Hoodies Up for Trayvon.” They hoisted placards bearing Martin’s picture and chanted “Justice for Trayvon Martin!”

The marchers made their way to Times Square where they blocked traffic for more than an hour before moving on.

Reps. Charlie Rangel, Jose Serrano, Jerry Nadler, Nydia Velazquez, Gregory Meeks and Hakeem Jeffries, all NewYork Democrats, called Monday for a federal civil rights investigation.