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Most protests were peaceful, however.
In Manhattan’s Union Square, hundreds of people gathered to voice their passions over the verdict, hoisting placards with images of Martin.
Some tempered their anger, saying they didn’t contest the jury’s decision based on the legal issues involved.
But "while the verdict may be legal, a system that doesn’t take into account what happened is a broken legal system," said Jennifer Lue, 24, an Asian-American resident of Harlem.
"Everyone should feel about this, whether you’re Asian-American or African-American," she said.
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