Tow truck employee posts photo with noose around neck while wearing Obama mask


CAN.>>THE DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUED TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN THE WAKE OF THE ELECTION. STUDENTS FROM SEVERAL SAN FRANCISCO HIGH SCHOOLS WALKED OUT OF CLASS TODAY AND MARCHED AROUND THE CITY IN PROTEST. THE SAME THING HAPPENED IN PHOENIX. IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT GROUPS MARCHING BOTH IN SUPPORTED AND AGAINST PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP. THOSE PROTESTS WERE EVIDENCE OF JUST HOW DIVIDED OUR COUNTRY IS RIGHT NOW. WITH EMOTIONS RUNNING HIGH ON BOTH SIDES, THERE IS FEAR THAT THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION WILL FURTHER PUSH THAT DIVIDE. ANDY CEROTA JOINING US LIVE WITH MORE ON THIS. ANDY>>Reporter: BILL, SOME SEE THOSE CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS TRUMP MADE DURING THIS CAMPAIGN HAS JUST POLITICAL RHETORIC, BUT THOSE COMMENTS ARE NOW STRIKING FEAR IN THE HEARTS OF MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR DURING HIS CAMPAIGN, DONALD TRUMP MADE CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN, MUSLIMS AND MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS. THE THOUSANDS OF ANTI-TRUMP DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING IN THE STREETS OF CITIES ACROSS OUR COUNTRY HAVE COME TO SYMBOLIZE THE FEAR FELT BY MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE WAKE OF HIS PRESIDENTIAL WIN ASHLEE IS WITH THE BLACK LIVES MATTER HOUSTON MOVEMENT.>>DONALD TRUMP HAS SAID, LOOK, THESE ARE OUR ENEMIES, THESE PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS, THESE PEOPLE DON’T BELONG HERE, AND WE SHOULD GO AFTER THEM.>>Reporter: THE STATE OF THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE IS SPARKING DEEP WORRY THAT TRUMP’S VICTORY WILL EMBOLD EARNEST THE WORST ELEMENTS OF HIS BASE TO BE MORE OUTSPOKEN, MORE PUBLIC, AND POSSIBLY DANGEROUS. THIS PICTURE POSTED ON FACEBOOK OF A LOCAL TOW TRUCK EMPLOYEE WEARING WHAT LOOKS LIKE A PRESIDENT OBAMA MASK WITH A NOOSE AROUND HIS NECK SEEMS TO ILLUSTRATE THAT.>>IT BROUGHT OUT THE UNDERBELLY OF OUR SOCIETY.>>MUSTAFA CARROLL IS DIRECTOR OF COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS.>>THE SAD PART ABOUT IS, HOW DO YOU UNIFY A COUNTRY THAT YOU’VE GOT GUIDING US INTO THE WHITE HOUSE PROMOTING BIGOTRY, MISOGYNY.>>Reporter: WOODS SAYS IT’S IMPORTANTLY TO STAND AGAINST THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DEMONIZE AUTHORITIES.>>WE’RE NOT OUR GRANDPARENTS’ CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. AS LONG AS EVERYTHING IS PEACEFUL, WE WILL BE PEACEFUL.>>Reporter: THE OWNER OF THE TOW TRUCK COMPANY HAS BEEN MADE AWARE OF THE PICTURE. HE POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT IT WAS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR, AND THAT THIS IS NOT WHAT HIS COMPANY STANDS FOR AND HE APOLOGIZED FOR ANY DISRESPECT. REPORTING LIVE NEAR DOWNTOWN

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