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Singer Lester Chambers Attacked for Dedicating Song to Trayvon Martin

| by Michael Allen

Soul singer Lester Chambers was reportedly assaulted during a concert on Saturday night after dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin only hours after George Zimmerman was judged "not guilty."

According to the Contra Costa Times, the incident happened during Chambers’ performance at the Hayward-Russell City Blues festival in Hayward,  Calif.

While introducing his cover of Curtis Mayfield’s "People Get Ready," Chambers said if Mayfield were still alive, the lyric 'there’s a train a-comin' would be 'there’s a change a-comin.'"

A witness told the Contra Costa Times that Dinalynn Potter (pictured) then jumped on stage and “had a crazed look in her eye. I saw the devil there."

Potter allegedly shoved Chambers, 73, down. The singer later received medical treatment. Potter was arrested and charged with suspicion of battery.

Dylan Chambers, wife of Lester, posted on Facebook on Sunday that her husband had “a bruised rib muscle and nerve damage and he is sore all over,” reported KTUV.com.

Sources: KTUV.com and Contra Costa Times

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