Snoop Dogg and the Game led a peaceful protest in L.A. following Minnesota, Baton Rouge shootings

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Snoop Dogg And the Game Lead March to LAPD Headquarters Of Graduating Officers


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.

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Rapper Snoop Dogg stands behind police barricade outside LAPD Headquarters on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California where Snoop and fellow rapper The Game led a peaceful demonstration to police headquarters while a graduation ceremony was underway in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Los Angeles police officer Beatrice Girmala meets with rapper Snoop Dogg on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California where Snoop and fellow rapper The Game led a peaceful demonstration to police headquarters as a graduation ceremony for new recruits was underway in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Rapper The Game is interviewed by the media on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California where he and fellow rapper Snoop Dogg led a peaceful demonstration to police headquarters as a graduation ceremony for new recruits was underway in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Rapper Snoop Dogg stands behind a police barricade outside LAPD Headquarters on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California where Snoop and fellow rapper The Game led a peaceful demonstration to police headquarters as a graduation ceremony for new recruits was underway in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck (2/L) and Mayor Eric Garcetti (3/L) watch as rapper Snoop Dogg addresses the media on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California where Snoop and fellow rapper The Game led a peaceful demonstration to police headquarters as a graduation ceremony for new recruits was underway in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media beside rapper Snoop Dogg on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California where Snoop and fellow rapper The Game led a peaceful demonstration to police headquarters as a graduation ceremony was taking place in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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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."

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06: DJ Snoopadelic AKA Snoop Dogg spins onstage during DirecTV Super Saturday Night co-hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV at Pier 70 on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DirecTV)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1990: Photo of Snoop Dogg Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1990: Photo of Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre (Photo by Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - 1993: Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg poses for a photo after his performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois in 1993. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Snoop Dogg during 1994 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Rap artist Warren G (L) acknowledges the award received by Snoop Dogg (Calvin Brodus) at the 22nd Annual American Music Awards 30 January 1995 in Los Angeles. Brodus, who won as favorite artist in the rap-hip hop category, awaits a trial in Los Angeles after being accused in a gang-style murder in 1993. (COLOR KEY: Gold chain around neck.) AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
Publicity still of American singer and actor Snoop Doggy Dogg, aka, Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr, 1996. (Photo by John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)
373039 01: SNOOP DOGGY Dogg BACKSTAGE AT THE 38TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS IN LOS ANGELES, CA, FEBRUARY 28, 1996.(PHOTO BY RON WOLFSON/ONLINE USA)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of SNOOP DOGG (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - 1998: Rapper Snoop Dogg poses for a portrait session underneath a sign that warns 'Beward Of The Dog' in an alley oustide of Encore Studios in 1998 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Estevan Oriol/Getty Images)
Snoop Dogg during 1999 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Novi Sad, SERBIA: US rapper Snoop Dogg performs on stage during a concert at the Exit music festival in the Serbian town of Novi Sad, early hours 15 July 2007. Serbia's Exit Festival, one of the biggest music gatherings in Europe, kicked off Thursday with record number of foreign visitors, organizers said. The four-day Exit Festival, which will last from July 12-15, has been staged each summer since 2000 at an old fortress overhanging the River Danube in Serbia's second-biggest city, Novi Sad. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Snoop Dogg stands in front of a car in a scene from the film 'The Wash', 2001. (Photo by Lions Gate/Getty Images)
Snoop Dogg performs during the 1st Annual BET Awards June 19, 2001 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Snoop Dogg during The 3rd Annual BET Awards - Arrivals at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage for BET Entertainment)
Snoop Dogg during MTV's 'Iced Out' New Year's Eve 2005 - Show at MTV Studios - Times Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Snoop Dogg (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
LONG BEACH - 2007: Musician Snoop Dogg poses for the Ego Trippin' album photo shoot at Polytechnic High School. Long Beach, California 2007. (Photo by Estevan Oriol/Getty Images)
AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02: ROD LAVER ARENA Photo of SNOOP DOGG, Snoop Dogg performing on stage (Photo by Martin Philbey/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Snoop Dogg attends the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Rapper Snoop Dogg walks around during the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Wendi Kaminski/NBAE via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -SUPER BOWL from Indianapolis- Episode 581 -- Pictured: (l-r) Snoop Dogg in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on February 3, 2012 (Photo by Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 01: Rapper Snoop Lion performs during the 10th annual Gran Turismo Awards at the 2012 SEMA Show at the Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort on November 1, 2012 in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 09: Snoop Dogg on stage at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 9, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
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