George Zimmerman says BLM members are terrorists

"First of all, they're terrorists. It's not a movement as you have said now. I see them as terrorists, if you'd like to address them correctly," George Zimmerman said in court.

George Zimmerman was back in court Wednesday to testify in the trial of a man accused of trying to shoot and kill him on a Florida highway last year.

But just listening to his testimony, you would think the case was about something else entirely — Trayvon Martin and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Sanford police officer Timothy Smith holds up the gun that was used to kill Trayvon Martin, while testifying during George Zimmerman's murder trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida, June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool/File Photo
Dr. Vincent DiMaio, a forensic pathologist and gunshot wound expert, describes the injuries of George Zimmerman while testifying for the defense in the trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Florida, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda shows the gun used by George Zimmerman while presenting the state's closing arguments to the jury during Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida July 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. REUTERS/Gary W. Green/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Florida Department of Law Enforcement analyst, Amy Siewert answers questions on the witness stand while holding the gun used by George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin during Zimmerman's second degree murder trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Florida, July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jacob Langston/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Matthew Apperson, 35, makes his first appearance in Seminole County court at the John E. Polk correctional facility in Sanford, Fla., on Saturday May 16, 2015. Apperson was charged Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a deadly missile into an occupied conveyance stemming from an incident involving George Zimmerman earlier in the week. (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 20: A woman holding a can of ice tea and bag of Skittles candy and hundreds of protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside Los Angeles Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, United States. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
People angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin protest outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California July 16, 2013. A jury in Sanford, Florida last week found Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman, not guilty of shooting dead Martin, a 17 year-old unarmed teen on the night of February 26, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

"Is it fair to say you did not fire that Springfield at Mr. Apperson because he had a pistol in his hand and not a bag of Skittles?" defense attorney Michael LaFay asked.

"That would not be fair," Zimmerman replied.

The defense attorney for Matthew Apperson, who claims he fired his weapon in self defense after Zimmerman allegedly pulled out a gun first, repeatedly referenced Martin's death in his questioning.

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Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Martin in 2012, claiming self-defense. The teen had a bag of Skittles in his pocket when he died.

A jury acquitted Zimmerman of murder in 2013, which sparked protests across the county and helped create the Black Lives Matter movement.

In this latest trial, the defense claims Zimmerman was upset because he thought Apperson was a Black Lives Matter supporter.

Apperson's attorney asked Zimmerman if the movement started with the Martin case, and that's when Zimmerman called the group "terrorist cowards."

The trial was expected to continue Thursday morning, and closing arguments are scheduled for Friday.

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