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Montana car dealership fires employee for refusing to service car with Hillary bumper sticker

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Kyle O’Brien was fired from his job at a Missoula Nissan Hyundai dealership in Montana after he posted on social media about refusing services to someone with a Hillary Clinton bumper sticker, the Missoulian reports.

According to the company’s regional operations director, Nick Griffin, O’Brien posted a photo on his Facebook in which he is posing in front of a car with Clinton bumper stickers with his middle finger raised. In his post, he said he refused his services because of the bumper stickers.

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Griffin said, “This employee no longer works at our dealership. We apologize for his comments as they do not reflect the business practice or the values of our business or the dedicated team of employees who work here.”

Griffin explained that the team includes people of various politica views. “We all work together well and we respect each other’s opinions and views, and we respect the opinions and views of our customers,” Griffin said.

“And unfortunately, one employee’s views being published on Facebook do not reflect us as a team,” he added. Regarding the company’s decision to terminate O’Brien, Griffin said, “We just felt like it was best for the situation.”

While O’Brien’s post was among milder vulgar posts, it contributes to a broader culture of fear and violence that followed the 2016 election results exactly one week ago.

Across the country, Donald Trump’s victory has emboldened people with bigoted views to engage in acts of violence in schools and in public spaces. Overall, these acts of violence leave all of the most vulnerable communities feeling much less safe.

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Cincinnati sheriff deputies replace American flag at the Justice Center with ‘thin-blue-line’ flag

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Cincinnati police were filmed replacing the American flag that hangs over the Justice Center in Ohio's third-largest city. They then replaced it with the thin-blue-line flag, that was created to advocate for law-enforcement during Black Lives Matter Protests.

During the Charlottesville, Virginia riots, right-wing and white supremacist activists carried the thin-blue-line flag along with the Confederate flag to speak out against Black Lives Matter.

While the flag may have been created in support of law enforcement, it has been adopted by white supremacists and taken on a darker meaning.

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WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops

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Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.

Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.

"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.

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Trump could use Antifa conspiracy theories to ‘investigate his political opponents’: Ex-FBI assistant director

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According to former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, there are far more white supremacists and anti-government agitators infiltrating the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests than Antifa. He fears Trump will use Antifa as an excuse to investigate his political opponents.

Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday evening, Figliuzzi told host Brian Williams that his sources in law enforcement are telling him that President Donald Trump doesn't have his facts straight on Antifa.

"We're seeing components of legitimate frustrated protesters responding to Mr. Floyd's demise and others," explained Figliuzzi. "Then we are seeing people who are exploiting this for their own purposes, and some of them are more than just opportunistic criminals. Some of them are organized, and some of them have diverse agendas but are coming together to wreak havoc. And I think what we need to pay attention to here is what we have evidence of, what we don't have evidence of, and what we're hearing from the White House and the attorney general."

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