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HOUSTON (AP) — Dozens of people in Houston protesting the verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial forced a City Council meeting to recess when they stormed the chamber shouting “No justice, no peace.”

The protesters gathered in front of Houston’s federal courthouse and city hall on Tuesday, waving posters stating “Say NO to racism.”

Police detained two protesters after clearing them out of council chambers. No one was arrested at the courthouse.

Protests have been held nationwide since jurors acquitted Zimmerman Saturday for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Many of the posters carried by the protesters in Houston had a picture of Martin in his hooded sweatshirt.

Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for rallies in front of courthouses in 100 cities this weekend.

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