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Stevie Wonder: 'Until Stand Your Ground Law Is Abolished, I Won't Perform In Florida'
- 07/16/2013 12:57 PM EDT Politics
Stevie Wonder told an audience on Sunday that after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, he would not play in Florida or any other state that has a Stand Your Ground law, until that law is abolished. The singer said:
"I decided today that until the 'Stand Your Ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world. The truth is that -- for those of you who’ve lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world -- we can’t bring them back. What we can do is we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody. That’s what I know we can do."
Wonder is referring to the controversial self-defense provision that lead to Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin. He was performing in Quebec City.