BLM Activist: "Fry Em Like Bacon" Chant Was Taken Out Of Context, Meant As A Joke


Black Lives Matter organizer Trahern Crews told MSNBC's Chris Hayes that the "pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon!" chant making the rounds in the media was taken out of context and meant as a "playful" joke...

CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC: Do Black Lives Matter activists hate police officers?

TRAHERN CREWS: No, not at all. And I want to put that chant in context. We had a great demonstration that day. It was very exciting. It was so exciting that I think the police who were along escorting the marchers wanted to be a part of the march or a part of the demonstration. So on the way back, the officer leading the parade kept talking into his microphone and saying things to the crowd, like, stay off the medium [sic], do that, he was laughing and joking with the marchers, so then the marchers kind of started chanting that towards him. It was more playful than anything. So --

HAYES: So that was -- you're saying, that was in a playful context, that chant?

CREWS: Exact-- at that particular demonstration, yes. That was. Because, and the officer was laughing and joking along with the protesters.

HAYES: People --

CREWS: And, and, and he, and the officer also said, when they started chanting, he said back into the microphone, everybody loves bacon.

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