As some musicians lend their voices to the current national outcry over police brutality, Snoop Dogg and the Game set out on foot to bring people together to call for change. Spurred by the fatal police shootings of two African-American men, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minnesota, the Game called for men of all races to join him in a peaceful protest in Los Angeles. The announcement, which was made on Instagram early Friday morning, referred to the event as “Operation H.U.N.T.,” which stands for ”both Hate Us Not Today and Hunt Us Not Today.” He led the protest with fellow L.A.-area native Snoop Dogg.
The peaceful march ended outside the LAPD headquarters, where both rappers addressed the media and a graduation ceremony for new police officers. “I have no malice in my heart … or anger toward any one police officer,” the Game said, explaining that the purpose of the protest was to bring people together against violence. “If you are human being, this is a day of change.”
Snoop Dogg echoed his remarks, emphasizing the importance of “communication” between the police and the communities that they serve. In an Instagram video, he stated his intent for attending the officer graduation: “This is how you make moves, you make it happen. You get a dialogue going, an understanding, with the new recruits before they hit the streets, so that they know that we, just like them, we just want to live and go home.”