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Red Hot Chili Peppers showed their support for the campaign surrounding murdered teen Trayvon Martin which has dominated US politics in recent weeks on stage last night.
The 'Under The Bridge' rockers opened their US tour with a show at
RHCP on stage in Tampa last night
ce for Trayvon, who was gunned down on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. His attacker, George Zimmerman has admitted to the crime but is yet to be arrested after he claimed self-defense was behind his decision to shoot.
One media commentator claimed that the fact Martin was wearing a hoody with the hood up at the time of his murder may have contributed to Zimmerman believing he was a threat - a claim those who knew Martin strenuously deny.
The 'Stand what ground' line is reference to Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law which states that a person may use deadly force in self-defense that Zimmerman claims he acted within.
Other musical stars to defend Trayvon and seek justice for his family include P Diddy and Frank Ocean.