Video: Zimmerman Verdict Protests Almost Stop Child From Getting To Hospital

| by Sylvan Lane
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Flocks of protestors flooded streets across the nation after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, but one demonstration might have gone too far, inhibiting one Houston-area family from bringing a 7-year-old to the hospital while she was having an allergic reaction Monday.

“Georgia [last name redacted] was on her way to Texas Children's Hospital in the Medical Center because her 7-year-old granddaughter was having an allergic reaction to some medication," according to Houston’s KPRC. "Georgia's daughter was driving and tried to go around the demonstrators by driving on the grassy shoulder.”

"One of them was hitting the windshield and I was just screaming, 'We've got to get to the hospital,' and they were screaming and chanting," she told the station. "All I could think of was, I got to get my granddaughter to the hospital."

"My mom rolled down the window," Georgia's daughter said. "She said, 'We're trying to get my granddaughter to the hospital,' and a guy just started hitting her.”

Quanell X, the community organizer who set up the protest, told the station he believes the protest was peaceful and gave specific instructions not to break any laws, nor harm or touch anyone.

“Hundreds of people marched in protest to the George Zimmerman verdict on Monday," according to the station. "‘No justice, no peace,’ they yelled as they walked from the Byrd Funeral Home in the 2500 block of Wheeler to the Southmore Street overpass bridge near Highway 288.

Just after 7 p.m. on Monday, the demonstrators spilled out onto the road and blocked traffic for about 15 minutes.”

Several of the protests held in the wake of the verdict took violent and vandalistic turns, including protests thought the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas.

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Sources: KPRC, ABC News, CBS News