Beyonce, Jay Z attend rally for Trayvon Martin in NY

Jul 22, 2013 08:05 IST

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Celebrity couple Beyonce and Jay Z, who dedicated the song Forever Young to Trayvon Martin at their recent concert at Yankee Stadium, attended a rally to fight for justice in the teen's honor in New York City.

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The rally, which was also attended by Al Sharpton, community leaders, and members of public, was organized in wake of the highly-publicized trial and sentence involving Martin, reported Us magazine.

At the rally, the 31-year-old singer and her rapper husband, 43, kept a low profile, but posed with Sharpton and Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton at one point during the day.

"Jay Z and Beyonce said they didn't want to speak and they didn't come for a photo op. Beyonce put a beautiful message up on Instagram. Let me tell you, that before a lot of you were down, Jay Z always supported us.

"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. We do not come from hate, we come from love of children," Sharpton said.

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