Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson taught his daughter a valuable life lesson when he brought her along to a protest in Los Angeles for the Blackout Hollywood march that took place over the weekend, in response to recent grand jury decisions to clear police officers over the deaths of two men.
In the past few weeks, thousands of Americans have showed their outrage at the decisions to clear two cops who killed suspects Michael Brown and Eric Garner in separate incidents.
On Saturday, hundreds of citizens gathered for a protest dubbed Blackout Hollywood in Los Angeles, taking to the streets of Hollywood demanding justice.
Gibson and his daughter Shayla attended the march and also participated in a “die-in” a demonstration in which activists sprawled on the ground.
Wearing all black, the participants spread out across the busy intersection of Hollywood and Highland, just steps away from the TCL Chinese Theater and Dolby Theater, where the Oscars are held.
Gibson even got on a microphone to speak out during the event, saying, “It is hard for us to have faith in the system when there are so many secrets they keep from us. All lives matter.”
He later took to Instagram to add on to his remarks, writing, “Today we made a statement – in this life it’s not about ONLY taking a stand for the things that effect you directly – it’s about taking a stand on behalf of ‘Humanity’…
“I can’t rest until things are different – today we marched a multi ethnic March on behalf of peace and integrity – if you don’t stand for something you will for for anything (sic) – safety in our communities and the belief in the ‘system’ needs to be restored – the power in numbers was displayed today.”