Rally held to condemn contractor displaying KKK logo on lunchbox
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- More than a dozen people are calling for Milwaukee city leaders to take action after a photo surfaced showing a lunch box with stickers of a confederate flag and the KKK logo. The worker who owns it is a city contractor.
"Just a sticker seems like a small thing to organize a protest over but that represents something, 150 years of clan terrorism," said one protester attendee.
Several organizations rallied at City Hall Monday evening.
The worker with the lunch box was a contractor with "American Sewer Services." People say they want the city of Milwaukee to hire workers from Milwaukee, not contract jobs out.
"I'm here tonight to support the Department of Public Works, for their lack of diversity in the workforce here in Milwaukee, question outsourcing city contractors to outside workers and contractors," said Clarence Nicholas, First Vice-President NAACP.
The owner of American Sewer Services is being called to appear before a special Steering & Rules Committee meeting on Thursday to address the photo.
The company says the worker in question has been fired.