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2nd Providence employee fired after noose found in vehicle

November 20, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials say a second city worker has been fired after another employee reported finding a noose in a vehicle on a job site.

A spokeswoman for Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says the second worker was fired after a union hearing on Wednesday.

The first was fired on Tuesday, after a black employee said he found a noose at the work site Monday.

The city did not release the names of the employees who were let go.

James Vincent, president of the NAACP Providence Branch, says he was contacted by a city employee who wanted to make sure the organization was aware the noose was found and had been reported.

Vincent says hearing about the noose brings back the painful history of black people being lynched in the U.S.