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Post by TexasBlue on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:37 pm

Police confirm racial incidents at sugar plant

Houston Chronicle
Tuesday, September 13, 2011


GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say union supporters have directed racial slurs and racist symbols at replacement workers and security personnel outside an American Crystal Sugar plant in North Dakota.

Traill County Sheriff Mike Crocker says there have been racial statements made to security people outside of the company's Hillsboro facility. He says he recently saw a monkey-like figure hanging from a noose attached to a large inflatable rat outside the plant. He says it was removed the next day.

The Grand Forks Herald reported Tuesday (bit.ly oQfZWj) that many of the replacement workers are from Southern states, and some are minorities.

Union representative Mark Froemke calls the behavior "totally unacceptable" and says the union will not tolerate racism.

About 1,300 union workers have been locked out for six weeks in a labor dispute.


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Post by TexasBlue on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:38 pm

I'm quite certain that ABC, NBC and CBS are going to report this quickly. Big Grin


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Post by dblboggie on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:11 pm

TexasBlue wrote:I'm quite certain that ABC, NBC and CBS are going to report this quickly. Big Grin

The safest bet you could make... Snicker

I'd bet that they won't cover it all.
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