Gang affiliations are oftentimes set in stone, with members choosing sides and vowing to remain loyal to their selected group.
But two members of the infamously rival gangs the Bloods and the Crips have put aside their differences in favor of one common cause: Occupy Atlanta.
According to an article written by Occupy Atlanta participant Tim Franzen, Sherrod Britton and Shabaka Addae Guillory have become best friends despite their opposing associations.
Guillory, a 20-year-old who joined the Crips at age 14 met Britton, a 29-year-old Blood member, during an impromptu freestyle rap session at Occupy Atlanta.
“I saw him in the park, saw his colors.,” Guillory told Franzen. “There was no mean mug or rivalry because we realized that what’s happening here is so much bigger then gang rivalry.”