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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Singer Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z attend a rally honoring Trayvon Martin outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators have gathered in various cities across the country to protest the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and press for his federal prosecution in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

It’s hard to believe that its been nearly 6 years since the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Rapper Jay-Z was in Florida this weekend to lend his support to a rally for the slain teenager.

 (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Martin was 17 when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after the two had a physical encounter.

Martin’s killing set off a wave of racially charged protests around the nation. Zimmerman was later acquitted of all charges in the shooting.

Jay-Z joined Martin’s parents onstage Saturday in Miami Gardens at the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk. The rally honors gun violence victims including Martin, who Jay-Z described as a beacon of light.

You can see video of the event below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUWiAiyP–Y