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Jay Z and Beyoncé were in Baltimore over the weekend to show their support for the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died last month from injuries sustained while in police custody.
Though it’s unclear the exact origins of the pictures, some photos of the couple posing with Gray’s family hit the ’net over the weekend. They were all attending the Rally 4 Peace event on Sunday, where Prince performed, and which was streamed live by Jay Z’s Tidal. A number of outlets, including the Beyonce fan-Instagram @Beylite posted the flicks.
In addition to the photos with members of Gray’s family, Bey, her mom Tina Knowles, and Alicia Keys also snapped a pic with Lesley McFadden, the mother of Mike Brown, the 18-year-old from Ferguson, Missouri who was killed by an officer last August.
Tickets for the event cost between $22 and $497, according to the Baltimore Sun. The paper also reports that Tidal said they’d match the money donted through its website to the “Baltimore Justice Fund.”
“I am honored to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music and be able to offer a platform where this moment can be shared globally,” Jay said in a statement on Friday, according to Rolling Stone. “We invite all to experience the music and contribute in their own way to promote peace, tolerance and understanding. Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray’s family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence.”
Following Gray’s death, protests sprouted up throughout the country. Six Baltimore police officers were charged for various roles in the incident.
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