Springsteen Dedicates Protest Song To Trayvon Martin

NEW YORK (July 18, 2013)—During a concert in Limerick, Ireland, Bruce Springsteen performed a song dedicated to Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager killed by neighborhood watch patrol chief George Zimmerman last year.

Springsteen was the latest artist to speak out publicly during a performance since Zimmerman was acquitted last weekend.

In a video posted online, Springsteen told his audience the song "American Skin (41 Shots)" was performed "as a letter back home for justice for Trayvon Martin."

Springsteen wrote the song about the 1999 police shooting death of Amadou Diallo, a black man who was shot dozens of times after police said they mistook his wallet for a gun and opened fire.


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