Following the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five Dallas police officers this week, celebrities are paying tribute, asking for action and demanding change in a number of ways: Jay Z, Miguel, and Solange through song; Drake through an open letter, Beyoncé through a minute of silence, and many through fervent postings on social media.
The Game has taken it a step further by announcing on Instagram that he'd be leading a protest through the streets of Los Angeles this morning (July 8) with the goal of landing at the LAPD headquarters. Beginning from the Westlake neighborhood, it would be a 1.5-mile walk.
Named Operation H.U.N.T. (an acronym for both Hate Us Not Today and Hunt Us Not Today), The Game asked that only men of "all gangs, all races" attend and that they not arrive armed, "high or belligerent." He shared that his objective was 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 !!!"
REVOLT TV was on the scene at H.U.N.T. where the Game talked about previously being passive in his advocacy and his new desire for unity.
"...Here we are. Dead policemen again, dead men that will never get to go back to their families again, families that'll never be able to hold their dads again, just broken families. And so I did all that, I marched, I protested, I screamed it out, I hashtagged; it's not really working for me. And so, I'm here to unify as many people as I can for peaceful march or protest, whatever they wanna call it. I'm not calling it that. I'm just calling it a united front, the first step in uniting us as a human race."
Read The Game's full call to action below.
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