This past weekend citizens in over 100 U.S. cities hit the streets in protest against Stand Your Ground laws in support of late Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African-American boy who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman last year.
First, Zimmerman wasn’t charged and by the end of the case he was acquitted of the murder due to Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. Two big names that were there with the protesters were superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce, who attended a Manhattan rally with Rev. Al Sharpton and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother.
“Jay-Z and Beyonce said they didn’t want to speak and they didn’t come for a photo op,” said Sharpton. “Jay-Z told me, ‘I’m a father. Beyoncé is a mother.’ We all feel the pain and apprehension – the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn’t protect anybody … We do not come from hate, we come from love of children.”