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Jay Z & Beyonce

Protest In NYC

With Trayvon Martin's Mom

7/20/2013 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jay Z and Beyonce have made it clear -- they believe justice was NOT served in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin ... they spent Saturday protesting the laws which allowed his killer to walk.

Photos of the superstar couple showed up on Instagram ... of Jay and Bey in NYC, protesting against "Stand Your Ground" laws ... the law in FL which allowed George Zimmerman to claim self-defense in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon.

J & B were seen posing with Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, and Al Sharpton. Al reportedly told the crowd of protesters the famous couple was there ... but didn't want to speak and didn't come for a photo op.

As TMZ previously reported ... both Beyonce and Jay have taken time out of recent performances to honor Trayvon. And last week, Beyonce tagged a photo on Instagram "JusticeForTrayvon."


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Yes Trayvon was legally a minor.. however, that does NOT make him a child. The actual definitions of ages are 0-1yr baby - 2-3 toddler - 4 - 10 child - 11-12 pre-teen - 13 -14 teen - 15 - 17 young adult - 18 legal adult. To call someone less than a year from being a legal adult... a CHILD is playing on emotions and untrue. If he's old enough to smoke pot, he's no longer a child. Not to mention, When someone drops a racial slur... then confronts the person they just called that slur... they don't want to have a calm tit for tat. He, 10 will getcha 20, had an attitude like he was tough stuff. If he were scared... who drops a racial slur and confronts someone they're afraid of? Plus his friend recently said he took the first swing... what the police said is Zimmerman did nothing wrong. He had the right to be there, he had the right to carry a concealed legally, he was asked where the kid was so he had the right to get out of his car to see so he could answer 911's question, he did NOT touch Trayvon... it was TRAYVON who dropped a racial slur and by his friend's recent admission, took the first swing, making him an assailant. What he did was illegal and once he had Zimmerman in what the unbiased eye witness called a "Ground and pound" (which corroborated Zimmerman's story that he was being beaten up by Trayvon)... he had every right to defend himself. Trayvon had a phone. He should have hung up with precious and called 911 if he were scared. Not confront someone he just called a cracker then take a swing at him. So even if you don't like ZImmerman ... he did not do anything wrong. Again, right to be there - right to carry a weapon - never touched or assaulted Trayvon - was the one being assaulted. He is innocent, get over it.

397 days ago


Jay who? Beyonce who? Sounds like they are trying to be relevant. Cheap publicity.

397 days ago


Ok, what the hell? How did us "Crackers" get blamed for this too? The guy who shot him isn't even white he's a Hispanic and WE are getting blamed yet again? even our own president who I am a fan of and getting involved in this, it's ridiculous. A young man was killed that's what this should be about, white people get killed by black people all the time and it doesn't go this far look at the case of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom who were raped and killed by 3 aftrican American's and it barely got any national attention. All racism is uncalled for period.

397 days ago


Look, the jury followed the law. If you don't like the law, change it! The court is not there to change laws, that is the legislature!

397 days ago


Obama is only supporting this case to further his agenda on gun control. Beware!

397 days ago

Los Pepes    

Black do more harm to their reputation than any other ethnicity could ever do

397 days ago

average jane    

Let's see...Jay Z's past includes being a crack dealer, shooting his brother, and stabbing a music producer. It makes perfect sense!

397 days ago


Go make a difference somewhere else like the mother that lost her child that was shot in the head or the kids killed in Chicago go talk to their family. U two look racist like Sharpton.

397 days ago


**** off Jay Z And retarded Beyonce. No one gives at rats ass what you two ***** think. I see all the blacks are ganging up again.

397 days ago


Who cares what these two entertainers think? I wasn't racist before, but I'm beginning to be.

397 days ago


The black people are far more racist than the white people are. Trayvon Martin was a low life heading ever lower. Maybe Zimmerman didn't make the best choices but he was, nevertheless, out protecting his neighborhood. Martin's the one who chose to stand and fight instead of simply heading straight home. He decided to teach the "cracker" a lesson. Nobody was out marching and protesting when OJ killed to whites and got clean away with it - simply because he was black and the black jury wasn't going to convict one of their own, no matter how guilty they knew he was. The jury made the correct legal decision. Deal with it. And the media can stop providing a soap box for the black people to whine and be offended about this. Move on.

397 days ago

Los Pepes    

These 4 repugnant slime balls allow black to kill each other but crackers aren't

397 days ago


A man follows a CHILD down the street, attacks him, the kid attacks him back by "bagging his head", the guy is losing so he takes out a gun and shoots the CHILD in the heart. If you can't see the wrong in that then you are a lost soul. And I pray for the challenge of your journey.

397 days ago


People don't seem to understand that GZ did NOT know TMs race when he was first asked by the operator. Or they choose to ignore that fact.

GZ would have followed TM that night no MATTER WHAT RACE HE WAS under the same cir***stances with the rash of burglaries in the area over the past yr. He was looking out for his black, white and hispanic neighbors and followed someone acting suspicious. Why is this so hard to comprehend ?

397 days ago


I wonder why Tracy Martin was never asked by the media about his CaT gang tattoo (Criping all the Time) that he changed into prayer hands a week after this tragedy?

397 days ago
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