Beyonce Knowles asks for a moment of silence during Nashville concert for Trayvon Martin

Washington: Beyonce honoured Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot on the night of February 26, 2012, with a moment of silence on her `Mrs. Carter Show World Tour` stop in Nashville on July 13.

The 17-year-old Florida native was paid homage on the singer`s show after a verdict found the accused George Zimmerman, not guilty of second-degree murder and acquitted of manslaughter.

During the tribute, the lights went dark and Beyonce sang the chorus of `I Will Always Love You`, before singing her own song `Halo`, US Magazine reported.

The show started about 30 minutes after the verdict was reached.

The 2012 shooting had sparked a heated debate about racial profiling around the country.

Beyonce`s little sister, Solange, organized a peaceful protest in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday, July 14, to fight for justice in Martin`s honor.

ANI

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