On Saturday, Beyonce was photographed with her hubby Jay-Z and mom, Tina Knowles attending slain teen Trayvon Martin’s vigil in downtown Manhattan, which was organized by Rev. Al Sharpton and started in Harlem.
“Beyonce and Jay-Z stated they didn’t want to speak and they didn’t come for a photo op,” Sharpton told rally supporters. “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.”
The pair joined the proceedings when demonstrators reached the New York City police headquarters in lower Manhattan. The demonstrators spoke out against the Florida self-defense law that allowed Martin’s murderer George Zimmerman to go free. But prior to this quiet moment, the two stars including momma Knowles haven’t let just silence speak volumes.
“George Zimmerman started the fight and George Zimmerman ended the fight,” Travyon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said. “My son died without even knowing who his killer was … Today it was my son. Tomorrow it might be yours.”
Pictured above is Trayvon Martin’s mother and brother –Jahvaris Fulton– at the “Justice for Trayvon” vigil.
Sybrina then concluded her speech with, “We have moved on from the verdict. Of course, we’re hurting. Of course we’re shocked and disappointed. But that just means we have to roll up our sleeves and fight.”