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Tue Jul 16, 2013, 12:28 AM

2. Finally found a tad more info

Finally found some info in The Guardian -- figures it's a UK paper reporting. In bed using iPad so can't do much more. Incredible, huh?



http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jul/15/lester-chambers-trayvon-martin-attack-beyonce

According to the Contra Costa Times, the incident occurred midway through Chambers' performance at the Hayward-Russell City Blues festival, in California. Introducing a cover of Curtis Mayfield's People Get Ready, Chambers said that if Mayfield were still alive, the lyric "there's a train a-comin'" would be changed to "there's a change a-comin'", in response to Martin's death.

Almost immediately Dinalynn Andrews Potter leapt on to the stage "like an acrobat", according to Chambers' wife. "She had a crazed look in her eye," a witness told the Times. "I saw the devil there." She shoved the singer before anyone else could react; Chambers, 73, was eventually taken to hospital, receiving treatment for "bruised rib muscle and nerve damage". Andrews Potter, 43, was arrested and charged with suspicion of battery, while Chambers "will be up and running soon", according to his son.

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