Late Saturday night, a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of all charges related to the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. As Twitter users processed the news, many invoked the name of Mahatma Gandhi as they described the continuing struggle for justice. We’ve compiled a sampling below. Note: Some of these quotations may be apocryphal.
"There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts." Mahatma Gandhi
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) July 14, 2013
Cry, beloved country. MT @CoryBooker "There is a higher court than courts of justice, and that is the court of conscience." Mahatma Gandhi
— roopa unnikrishnan (@roopaonline) July 14, 2013
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi. The first thing we need to do is combat self hatred. Saddening verdict. #trayvon
— Sakinah (@sakinabdul) July 14, 2013
Gandhi once said: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." But what happens when the world is already blind? #NoJustice
— B. (@B_Tweets_) July 14, 2013
— Tiara Winter-Schorr (@twinterschorr) July 14, 2013
In the words of Gandhi, "We must be the change we wish to see in the world". Be the change. Continue the fight for justice.
— Kate Morrison (@livurlif12) July 14, 2013
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Gandhi
— Estrogen Overload (@EOverload) July 14, 2013
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will" Gandhi On to the next one. Keep focus.
— Naotin (@na_lilly) July 14, 2013
Stop with the Gandhi shit, they murdered him too
— J.C (@Promethus_) July 14, 2013