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Beyoncé and Jay Z attend Trayvon Martin protest

Beyoncé and Jay Z were spotted at a protest in New York on Saturday (July 20) over the acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges of murdering black, unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

The superstar pair were seen outside of NYPD headquarters in Manhattan.

Fellow protestors cheered the arrival of the husband and wife. Some chanted “no concerts in Florida” to urge the music stars to follow the actions of Stevie Wonder and boycott the state where Zimmerman was found “not guilty”.

Pictures have emerged showing Jay Z and Beyoncé with Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton (see image below).

Both Jay Z and Beyoncé have paid tribute to Trayvon Martin during live performances. During a gig in Nashville on July 13 Beyoncé asked the crowd for “a moment of silence for Trayvon.” The next night, in the course of his headline set at Wireless, Jay Z said: “Rest in peace, Trayvon Martin.”

The protest attended by Jay Z and Beyoncé was one of 100 rallies planned in various cities across the US. 






Watch footage of Beyoncé and Jay Z and the New York Trayvon Martin protest below:


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