‘#RipTrayvonMartin’, #NotGuilty’, and ‘#nojustice’ Trending on Twitter

July 14, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Multiple terms related to the not guilty verdict given to George Zimmerman on July 13, as well as the trial in general, were trending on Twitter early Sunday morning.

The terms:



Florida (where the trial and incident took place)

Benjamin Crump (One of the attorneys for Martin’s parents)


Not Guilty


#Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman was given a not guilty verdict after being charged in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black youth, on a rainy night in a Florida neighborhood. Some say that justice was not served, as indicated by the one hashtag. 

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