FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty ImagesSnoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest to the Los Angeles Police Department on Friday, where 37 cadets attended their graduation ceremony. The protest was created as a response to the recent shooting deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and Thursday’s sniper ambush in Dallas, which left five law enforcement officials dead.
More than 100 protesters accompanied Snoop and The Game, and Snoop told ABC News that he is “a soldier for all brothers and sisters who want to create positive relationships between officers and community members.” The rappers and their fellow protesters in peace wore t-shirts emblazoned with the letters “H.U.N.T,” which stands for the phrase “Hunt us not today/hunt YOU not today.”
Before the march, The Game posted a photo of himself standing in solidarity with Snoop on his Instagram account.
“Calling: ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN, MEXICAN AMERICAN MEN & any other RACE of REAL MEN with heart to stand with us today and walk peacefully to the LAPD headquarters [LEAVE ALL WOMEN & CHILDREN AT HOME…THIS IS OUR MISSION FOR THEM],” he writes.
During the protest, The Game expressed his thoughts on the current climate of gun violence and racial tension in America to ABC News on Friday.
“We need to look each other in the eye and start a relationship,” he said.
Following the march, Snoop Dogg and The Game were invited into the cadet graduation ceremony by the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Both rappers also spoke during a news conference following the graduation. Snoop Dogg expressed his shock at the fatal ambush attack in Dallas Thursday.
“You can’t match hate with hate, you gotta match hate with love…and that’s what we came for today, and a love offering to sit down and have some dialogue,” he said.
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