Protesters Rally in Times Square

NBC NEW YORK - Throngs of marchers crowded into Times Square Sunday night following George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, blocking traffic amid calls for federal civil rights charges to be filed in the case.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was cleared of all charges late Saturday night by a Florida jury in the shooting of Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.

Martin supporters held so-called "Justice 4 Trayvon Martin" rallies following Zimmerman's acquittal throughout the tri-state Sunday, but the largest appeared to be in Times Square, where more than 1,000 people crowded into the plaza and surrounding streets to protest and caused gridlock for more than an hour.

"We're not here to say specifically, 'George Zimmerman should have been guilty, this or that,' but just that something's wrong with our society and our world in general when these types of things are able to happen," said Moses Havranek.

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