Crutcher Protester's Racially Charged Remark Condemned
TULSA, Oklahoma - Video from a Terence Crutcher protest is being criticized after one attendee made inflammatory, racial remarks.
Immediately after the comment, protest organizer Marq Lewis with We The People Oklahoma took the microphone away. Organizers say they didn't anticipate the crowd for the "Arrest Betty Shelby" protest would get that large.
While there were several people scheduled to speak, they also pulled some people from the crowd.
The cell phone video is from Tuesday's protest outside of the Tulsa Police Department's headquarters. It was shared on the News On 6's Facebook page.
During the protest several people took the microphone to share comments. It's something organizers say people in the community need. However, with so many people, they say it is hard to anticipate comments like that.
"I want to make sure we are not suppressing that emotion but I also want to make sure we are using the emotion in a positive manner. So we had a couple of people, I call them, I have one people and I think there was one person there who intentionally wanted to agitate the crowd," said Marq Lewis.
Organizers say they are all about peace and whenever there's a protest planned, members of We The People Oklahoma spread throughout the crowd to watch for any potential problems.