• Black Lives Matter: ‘Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’ Chant Taken Out Of Context

    Black Lives Matter organizer Trahern Crews insists that the “Pigs in a blanket. Fry ’em like bacon!” chant by Black Lives Matter activists at the Minnesota State Fair last weekend was sort of an inside joke.

    He claimed during his appearance on MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Tuesday night that the chant was taken out of context and was a “playful” exchange between activists and the cops who were escorting the marchers.

    “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,” Crews explained. “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.”

    Even Hayes didn’t seem to be buying that malarkey and pressed Crews on the ridiculous claim.

    “You’re saying, that was in a playful context, that chant?” Hayes asked.

    “At that particular demonstration, yes. That was. Because, and the officer was laughing and joking along with the protesters,” Crews claimed. “He, and the officer also said, when they started chanting, he said back into the microphone, everybody loves bacon.”

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