- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 21, 2013

The recording artists Beyonce and Jay-Z joined the Rev. Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin’s mother and thousands of New Yorkers on Saturday during a demonstration demanding justice for the slain teen.

George Zimmerman started the fight, and George Zimmerman ended the fight,” Sybrina Fulton, the youth’s mother, said, wearing a T-shirt with her son’s image on it. “My son died without knowing who killed him. He died without knowing who his murderer was.”

The 101 rallies across the country on Saturday, organized by the National Action Network, called on the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman, the New York Post reported.

Jay-Z and Beyonce stood next to Trayvon’s mother at One Police Plaza but did not address the crowd, The Post reported.

“No concerts in Florida!” protesters yelled as Beyonce walked by.

New Yorkers held signs reading, “I am Trayvon,” “Guilty for stalking and murder,” and “Boycott Florida,” The Post reported.

The Rev. Michael A. Walrond Jr. of the the National Action Network said history has called citizens to this cause.

“If you just got mad Saturday, then you have been sleeping for a long time,” he said. “We have more than enough reasons to rally together. The only battles we don’t win are the ones we don’t fight. The fight is not over. The revolution has just begun.”

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