Activists continue to champion for change, one year after Zimmerman acquitted of murder

Tampa, Fla. -- Today marks one year since George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watchman, admitted to shooting the unarmed teen in Sanford but said it was in self defense.

Protesters gathered outside the courthouse waving banners and chanting.

You may remember the trial sparked national headlines and a heated debate about race relations in the United States profiling, gun laws and self-defense.

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And while the trial is over, the fight isn't. Activists are still up in arms over how the case played out in court. The activist group Dream Defenders: thousands of people who have been at the forefront of this fight since before the arrest of Zimmerman - are still at it.

To the group, July 13th is a reminder that justice wasn't served.

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The group has protested at the Sanford Police Department, held a sit-in at the Capitol, and continued to champion for change.

Dream Defenders will be in Polk County July 21-23th to get their message across. It's hosting 8 different "Freedom School" events to engage youth about current events like the Trayvon Martin case.

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They say this is part of a statewide campaign to right wrongs in our justice system. Supporters say they can't believe George Zimmerman got away with murder.

Dream Defenders Chapter President Angelique Fullwood says, "It's to continue the conversation, after the case, we didn't want that emotion - move to action - to stop. We are engaging young people to learn about these issues."

The group would like to see the government get rid of the 'stand your ground law' here in Florida.

For more information about the Dream Defenders and what they do, click here

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