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Group plans Detroit protest against George Zimmerman jury verdict

DETROIT (AP) - Several groups say they're holding a rally at a downtown Detroit park to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.

The Coalition Against Police Brutality says it and other groups are holding the rally at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grand Circus Park, which is near Comerica Park and Ford Field.

The group says the action is a protest against the "egregious jury verdict in favor of George Zimmerman."

A jury of six women on Saturday acquitted Zimmerman of second degree murder and manslaughter in the February 2012 killing of Martin.

Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer and says he shot the unarmed teenager in self-defense.

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