Nipsey Hussle's death prompts rival LA gangs to come together and march for peace
The violence of rapper Nipsey Hussle's death has inspired gang members from all parts of Los Angeles to call a truce and march for peace in his memory. The members gathered together to pay tribute to the Grammy-nominated star who was shot dead in the Crenshaw neighborhood on March 31.
According to a report in TMZ, the march was organized by Watts, Compton, L.A. and Inglewood gang leaders who discussed the ceasefire on Thursday and followed it up with a peace march on Friday. The rally started at a grocery store in the neighborhood and moved towards Hussle's store - The Marathon Clothing, which is where he was shot on Sunday. A makeshift memorial has been left by mourners in memory of the rapper here.
The gang that Hussle belonged to, called the Rollin' 60s Neighborhood Crips, was also represented at the peace march even though Hussle's shooter Eric Holder is allegedly affiliated to the same gang. This gang was the one that Hussle used to run with as a team and on his official Facebook page, it is mentioned that Hussle used to be a devout member before his death as well.
The united gang members also posted pictures together on BigU1's Instagram account. One series of the pictures shared on the account was captioned, "For #NIPSEYHUSSLE we Will UNITE........" Another series of pictures was captioned, "They Still Trying 2 Hate On Our Hard Work and Love ...... But More Then Anything ToDay Was A Day Of trust * by every man who came and put their life in the Hands of the Men/Women From crenshaw...... i thank you from the top and bottom of my heart ..... today was made by god/allah.... lets keep pushing the long way ..... Do it for the Babys....... ( a Special Thanks to#tanya & #ad for putting this event together ) ill follow a great team..... (sic)."
n another video posted by Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy, it can be seen that the gang members sporting their colors walk on West Slauson Avenue and arrive at Hussle's store. Reportedly, the march was peaceful and this kind of truce between gangs in LA has not been present since 1992.
Holder, the suspect in the shooting of Hussle pleaded not guilty on Thursday and his bail was set at $5 million. Chris Darden, a member of the prosecution team at O.J. Simpson's 1995 murder trial was Holder's defense attorney. He was arrested on Wednesday and has been held in solitary confinement since.