YG and Black Lives Matter organized the largest protest thus far in Los Angeles this weekend, drawing over 50,000 people on the corner of Hollywood and Highland.
Demonstrators gathered at the popular block at 4 PM on June 7, bringing signs and peacefully marching down the street to send a message. The event, which was organized by YG, Black Lives Matter-L.A., and Build Power. The gathering was much larger than the one last week in Downtown Los Angeles, and you can clearly see that the action went on for blocks in YG’s video.
“For anyone out there talking I don’t question your advocacy and don’t think you should question mine. See you gotta understand that a lot of people out there they see me as a N***a. They don’t see the black proud man. They see a kid from Bompton and they expect violence. They hear FTP and they think I’m gonna come and burn my city. So we showed up and did it right,” wrote YG after the protest, sharing a powerful drone video of the crowd singing his new song.
“We proved them wrong. The real story here is me and Black Lives Matter brought out 50,000 people today to peacefully protest and unite for change. I wanted to document that so when they hear this song and think we are reckless and violent they see a peaceful protest of all different people coming together for a common cause. That is history. That is breaking down these stereotypes on our people and our neighborhoods.”
Check out some incredible photos below.