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Juli Briskman, has been named as the woman biking along a roadway when she was photographed pointing her middle finger up towards President Donald Trump’s motorcade.
After Briskman told her bosses at Akima LLC, she was the unidentified cyclist in the now viral photo, they escorted her out of the building, she said.
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According to The Washington Post, 50-year-old Briskman worked at a government contracting firm. In October, she was riding along what is her usual cycling path in Northern Virginia, when the motorcade drove by.
Briskman flashing her middle-finger became a viral photo across social media. But upon telling her bosses at Akima that she was the person in the photo, she says she was fired and escorted out of the building.
“I wasn’t even at work when I did that,” Briskman said to The Washington Post. “But they told me I violated the code of conduct policy.”
The Washington Post also reported that Briskman reported a Facebook comment made by a senior director at the company during a Black Lives Matter discussion: ““You’re a f—— Libtard a——.”
However, that senior director has not been fired, despite Briskman flagging the comment to management.
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