Several celebrities, including The Game, have used their social media platforms to call for action in the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, two unrelated police shootings this week.
Early Friday, several hundred protesters decided to take that action as they peacefully marched in Los Angeles alongside the Game and Snoop Dogg in a hopeful attempt to engage in a discussion with the police department.
The Game kicked it off by calling all residents to join him and Snoop in their mission for justice. He captions a calling card urging all REAL men to join, regardless of race and religion.
Operation H.U.N.T Meet NOW at Joe’s auto park parking 1221 west 3rd street Los Angeles California 90017
Calling: ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN, MEXICAN AMERICAN MEN & any other RACE of REAL MEN with heart to stand with us today & walk peacefully to the LAPD headquarters. [LEAVE ALL WOMEN & CHILDREN AT HOME… THIS IS OUR MISSION FOR THEM] Do not: bring any weapons or anything illegal. Do not come high or belligerent.. We don’t need any HOT HEADS or anyone there for the wrong reasons… We will stand as we are, UNIFIED. I’m calling ALL GANGS, ALL RACES, ALL GROWN MEN affiliated or not & WE WILL STAND UNIFIED tomorrow !!!! Our numbers are all the weapons we need !!! We do not need to be dumb, retarded or uncivilized today… ALL WE NEED IS EACH OTHER… I will not lead any of you into a trap !!!!! Objective: to make the Californian government & it’s law branches aware that from today forward, we will be UNIFIED as minorities & we will no longer allow them to hunt us or be hunted by us !!! Let’s erase the fear of one another on both sides & start something new here in the city of Los Angeles, a city we all love & share !
There are many things that have to be done to rectify this situation that has plagued us for hundreds of years & UNIFICATION is the 1st step !!! Again, I’m asking for ALL of my AFRICAN AMERICAN, MEXICAN AMERICAN & any other AMERICAN who has the heart to STAND WITH US to meet us at the above address & take the 1st step into altering our future for our children & our FAMILIES….I LOVE EVERY ONE OF YOU & WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES & OUR FAMILIES TO BE MEN & TAKE A STAND MY BROTHERS.. THE TIME IS NOW – The Game ? @derekdidit
“H.U.N.T the movement !!! #HATEUSNOTTODAY
Snoop continues to emphasize that the point of the march is simply to have a dialogue with the police department for a clear understanding of what is going on:
Salute to these men.
Update: The rappers ended up meeting with Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck and holding a press conference. Beck said, “We just had an extraordinarily powerful meeting, one in which walls came down, boundaries and barriers didn’t exist, and for a moment we grieved commonly for the lives that had been lost.”