Zimmerman Awaits Verdict as #JusticeForTrayvon Trends on Twitter

Published:2:25 pm EDT, July 12, 2013| Updated:2:53 pm EDT, July 12, 2013|
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Twitter is buzzing as George Zimmerman awaits his verdict. Trayvon Martin's televised murder case has garnered a striking amount of attention — drawing to it lofty issues of race and gun control. Now people — including celebrities — have taken to Twitter in support of the prosecution, urging justice for the murder of the 17-year-old high school student who was shot by Zimmerman in 2012. Support has pushed the hashtag #JusticeForTrayvon to a world trending topic as many users have "blacked-out" their profile pictures in support of the trending hashtag.

Check out the top tweets as the clock ticks while the jury deliberates their verdict:

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