Rival Los Angeles gangs hosted a peace rally bringing the community together and honoring rapper Nipsey Hussle's life.
Gangs from Watts, Compton, Inglewood and Los Angeles met Friday afternoon to take part in a rally for peace. The Sun reports the Bloods and Crips, notorious foe gangs, marched in the rally. Hussle was formerly a member of the Rollin 60s Crips.
According to TMZ, the Friday march will only be the start of a more extended peace. Gang leaders reportedly called for gangs to put down their weapons and cease-fire in an attempt to honor the late rapper's legacy.
The march started at a Crenshaw grocery store and ended at Hussle's Marathon Clothing store.
On March 31, the 33-year-old was gunned down by suspected shooter Eric Holder in front of the store. Authorities believe the shooting took place following a dispute between Holder and Hussle.
TMZ reports there have not been this many gangs united for peace since 1992 — the same year the Rodney King incident sparked the Los Angeles riots.
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This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Some of y’all may not know or understand what this means. This is POWERFUL. This doesn’t happen everyday in L.A. There’s A LOT of history here. A LOT of reasons for this to not happen. However, this is what Nipsey meant to us. This is US coming together. Nipsey IS LOVED and RESPECTED. This is HUGE. God bless these Brothers and Sisters from these different hoods for coming together in honor of #NipseyHussle. We MISS you, Nayborhood Nip. The Marathon Continues ???????? “Peace Treaty” @westcoastkam
Veteran leaders reportedly played a significant role in spearheading the peace talks. They shared news on social media regarding their progress.
Community members are mourning the fallen Grammy-nominated artist. Murals and vigils around Los Angeles have gone up paying tribute to Hussle's dedication to improving the lives of others.
Also, Nipsey Hussle's family recently announced an upcoming memorial service for the rapper to be held at Los Angeles, California's Staples Center.
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