The leader behind the “pigs in a blanket, fire them like bacon” chant at a recent #BlackLivesMatter protest said on MSNBC Tuesday night that the chant was meant to be playful, not to incite violence.
“Do those activists, do you, do #BlackLivesMatter activists hate police officers?” asked host Chris Hayes.
“No, not at all,” Trahern Crews responded. “And I want to put that chant in context.”
Crews said the protesters and police were both having a great time. “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, 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.”
“You’re saying, that was in a playful context, that chant?” asked Hayes.
“At that particular demonstration, yes. That was,” Crews said.
Watch, via MSNBC.
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