While conservative pundits insisted that demonstrations against Saturday's acquittal of George Zimmerman for his role in the death of Trayvon Martin would be "lynch mobs," what took place, instead, were gatherings and marches around the country, including some where police seemingly took on the more aggressive role.

New York City, in video from Agence France-Presse:

And this footage of City Council member Jumaaane Williams filmed by Cliff Lawrence:

Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, as covered by New England Cable News:

Baltimore, in video from WBAL-TV:

Milwaukee, as filmed by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

St. Louis, in video posted by Jason Rosenbaum:

Chicago, in a story by the Chicago Tribune:

Miami, as covered by WFOR-TV:

Atlanta, in video by William Cole:

Dallas, as posted by Je'Nay Crosby:

San Francisco, as filmed by 1GlobalCitizenTV:

Los Angeles, as covered by the Associated Press:

San Diego, in video by KSWB-TV:

[Editor's note: The author of this piece covered the San Diego rally for Racialicious, as part of a piece that can be seen here.]