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Woman who flipped off Trump's motorcade gets fired

Woman who flipped off Trump's motorcade gets fired”

A Virginia woman was sacked from her job after a photo of her giving a middle finger to President Trump's motorcade went viral.

A White House photographer traveling with the president snapped a picture of Trump's motorcade passing a bicyclist when he left a golf course in Sterling, Va., last week.

Juli Briskman says she has no regrets about expressing her public show of displeasure with President Trump.

Briskman said she was treated differently than other Akima employees who had posted "lewd" political remarks on their social media accounts.

At the time, Briskman was working for Akima LLC, a Virginia-based company that holds several government contracts, doing marketing and communications work.

On Tuesday, her bosses told her that she violated the company's social media policy by using the viral image as her profile picture on Facebook and Twitter. "I'm thinking, Daca recipients are getting kicked out".

Briskman, a democrat, intends to find a new job with advocacy groups that align with her beliefs, such as Planned Parenthood or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

As the cars passed, Briskman flipped the motorcade off, which was caught on camera by a staffer, according to Fortune.

"They said, "We're separating from you, '" Briskman told HuffPost". The company said "Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things in your social media".

"I really just wanted to go for a bike ride", she said.

Briskman has been in business for more than six months before finally seeing the exit door.

"The middle finger was what I felt", she said. "But once she identified herself to her employer, they had to consider that information", lawyer Bradley Shear told the Washington Post.

Briskman says she's contacted the American Civil Liberties Union.



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