Today, following a plethora of protests taking place throughout the United Stated, hip-hop icon The Game took it upon himself to organize a men-only protest in Los Angeles. Announced via his Instgram account, he declared the protest as Operation H.U.N.T. (“Hate Us Not Today” or “Hunt Us Not Today”), with a focus on protesting against police brutality after the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men who were gunned down and killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota respectively, sparked nationwide outrage
“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,” wrote The Game. “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!”
Fellow Los Angeles native and Hip Hop legend, Snoop Dogg, decided to join The Game on his protest, and addressed the situation himself: “Get some dialogue, get some understanding with the new recruits before they hit the streets so they get some understanding that we, just like them, are trying to live and go home and get some understanding.”
With the ultimate goal of ending up at the LAPD headquarters, Snoop Dogg and The Game were met by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, with whom they held a joint press conference, discussing how to address these issues moving forward.