Trayvon Martin Honored by Bruce Springsteen

artist: Bruce Springsteen date: 07/18/2013 category: general music news

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Trayvon Martin Honored by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen has become the latest in a line of artists to pay tribute to Trayvon Martin, with a dedication to him at a concert in Ireland last night.

Springsteen reportedly saw a sign requesting the song "American Skin (41 Shots)" at the show in Limerick when he took the banner and said this to the crowd: "I want to send this one out as a letter back home. For justice for Trayvon Martin," according to NME.

The song was originally written about the death of an immigrant called Amadou Diallo who was shot dead by four police officers in 1999, who were all acquitted.

The Trayvon Martin case has divided opinion in America and sparked a series of protests. For those who are unfamiliar with the story, George Zimmerman was accused of shooting the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. The specifics of what happened to Trayvon are unclear, but Zimmerman claims the boy confronted and attacked him, forcing him to shoot in self-defence. Zimmerman was acquitted of the crime at the weekend.

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