LIBERAL CELEBS BEYONCE AND JAY Z JOIN TRAYVON MARTIN’S RALLY IN NEW YORK AS 100 RALLIES ORGANIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BILL COSBY AND CHARLES BARKLEY NOT JOINING THEIR RACE-OBSESSED CROWD

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Beyoncé and Jay Z join Trayvon Martin‘s mother for New York march as ONE HUNDRED rallies are held across the U.S. demanding justice for the Florida teenager

  • Day of action calls for civil liberty charges to be made against Zimmerman
  • Tracy Martin tells Miami crowd ‘I will never stop fighting for my son – and yours’
  • Teenager’s mother speaks alongside the Rev Al Sharpton in Manhattan

By Jessica Jerreat Daily mail PUBLISHED:, 20 July 2013

Beyonce and Jay Z joined the Florida teenager’s mother as she spoke to crowds in Manhattan alongside the Reverend Al Sharpton.

The case has become a flashpoint in separate but converging national debates over self-defense laws, guns, and race relations. 

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High profile: Trayvon's mother Sybrina Fulton, third from left, was joined by Beyonce, Jay Z and the Rev Al SharptonHigh profile: Trayvon’s mother Sybrina Fulton, third from left, was joined by Beyonce, Jay Z and the Rev Al Sharpton

 
Star support: Beyonce and Jay Z join a Justice for Trayvon rally in New YorkStar support: Beyonce and Jay Z join a Justice for Trayvon rally in New York
 
Connection: Celebrity couple Beyonce and Jay Z say as parents they can understand the pain of the verdictConnection: Celebrity couple Beyonce and Jay Z say as parents they can understand the pain of the verdict
 
 

 
Jay Z, Beyonce join Trayvon Martin’s mother at NYC rally
 

 

The Rev Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized Justice for Trayvon rallies and vigils outside federal buildings from noon in at least 101 cities, from New York and Los Angeles to Wichita in Kansas and Birmingham, Alabama.

On Saturday morning he told supporters in Manhattan he wanted a rollback of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

‘We are trying to change laws so that this never, ever happens again,’ he said.

 ‘We have the strength to wipe our tears away. Last Saturday we cried. This Saturday we march.’

Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, also spoke at the New York rally, telling the crowd: ‘Today it was my son. Tomorrow it might be yours.’

 Emotional: Trayvon's mother Sybrina Fulton is joined by her son, Jahvaris, left, and the Rev Al Sharpton

Emotional: Trayvon’s mother Sybrina Fulton is joined by her son, Jahvaris, left, and the Rev Al Sharpton

 
Speech: Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin, tells crowds in Miami he will continue to fight for his sonSpeech: Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, tells crowds in Miami he will continue to fight for his son
 
Rally: Crowds gather outside the federal courthouse in Miami as part of a nationwide response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman caseRally: Crowds gather outside the federal courthouse in Miami as part of a nationwide response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman case

She added: ‘Of course we are hurting. Of course we are shocked and disappointed, but that just means we have to roll up our sleeves and continue to fight.’

Ms Fulton, her son Jahvaris, and the Rev Al Sharpton joined the rally as it marched to One Police Plaza at noon, where they were joined by Jay Z and his wife Beyonce, according to the New York Post.

Although they did not speak at the rally, the Rev Al Sharpton told the crowd: ‘Jay Z told me, “I’m a father. Beyonce is a mother”. We all feel the pain and apprehension – the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn’t protect anybody.’

He added: ‘We do not come from hate, we come from love of children,’ according to the Huffington Post.

Beyonce had shown her support for the case last week, asking for a moment of silence at a concert after the not guilty verdict was recorded.

While Trayvon’s mother was in New York, the dead teenager’s father took part in a Miami rally on Saturday morning, according to NBC News.

 
Support: People march through Oakland, California, as part of the Justice for Trayvon rallySupport: People march through Oakland, California, as part of the Justice for Trayvon rally
 
 
Verdict: George Zimmmerman, right, was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, leftVerdict: George Zimmmerman, right, was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, left
 
Debate: The rallies, including this one in Los Angeles, were organized to call for civil liberty charges to be brought against Mr ZimmermanDebate: The rallies, including this one in Los Angeles, were organized to call for civil liberty charges to be brought against Mr Zimmerman

Tracy Martin told supporters outside Miami’s federal courthouse: ‘I vowed to Trayvon, when he was lying in his casket, that I would use every ounce of energy in my body to seek justice for him.’

He added: ‘I will fight for Trayvon until the day I die. Not only will I fight for Trayvon, I will fight for your child as well.’

The Rev Sharpton and other supporters want the Justice Department to pursue federal civil rights charges against Mr Zimmerman.

He told the rally on Saturday: ‘They will not say that was the young man killed in Sanford. They will say that was the young man who helped change the laws in the United States of America.’

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who attended the New York rally, said: ‘Regardless of how you view the legality of the verdict in isolation, justice here was denied. An innocent young man was shot and killed and that is a tragedy.’

 
Protection: Eight-month-old Tyleigh Gould in Florida was one of many children taken to the rallies as parents voiced concern at the trial verdictProtection: Eight-month-old Tyleigh Gould in Florida was one of many children taken to the rallies as parents voiced concern at the trial verdict
 
Presidential backing: At the New York rally a woman holds a sign of President Obama, who said he could have been like Trayvon MartinPresidential backing: At the New York rally a woman holds a sign of President Obama, who said he could have been like Trayvon Martin
 
Icon: Members of the crowd wore hoodies or held up packets of Skittles in reference to Trayvon being shot as he returned from buying the candyIcon: Members of the crowd wore hoodies or held up packets of Skittles in reference to Trayvon being shot as he returned from buying the candy
 
National outcry: Rallies were due to be held in about 100 cities across the U.S. including Midland, TexasNational outcry: Rallies were due to be held in about 100 cities across the U.S. including Midland, Texas

Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that the department would investigate whether the Hispanic neighborhood watch man could be charged under those federal civil rights laws, which would require evidence that he harbored racial animosity against Trayvon.

Most legal experts said it would be a difficult charge to bring.

Mr Holder added that the shooting demonstrated the need to re-examine stand-your-ground laws nationwide.

 
Network: The rally in Miami was one of many held on Saturday, to mark a week since the not guilty trial verdictNetwork: The rally in Miami was one of many held on Saturday, to mark a week since the not guilty trial verdict
 
Change: The trial has led to calls for renewed debates on Florida's stand your ground lawChange: The trial has led to calls for renewed debates on Florida’s stand your ground law
 
Mass action: Large crowds gather in Atlanta, Georgia, at one of the Justice for Trayvon ralliesMass action: Large crowds gather in Atlanta, Georgia, at one of the Justice for Trayvon rallies

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