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Philly Court Supervisor Fired After Video Shows Him Ripping Down ‘Black Lives Matter’ Signs

Michael Henkel
Michael Henkel tears down BLM signs in South Philly

*In a 34-second video clip, that’s now gone viral, a white man is seen tearing down “Black Lives Matter” signs hanging on the fence line of a South Philadelphia park at 12th and Reed streets. Seconds later, a woman passing by in a car yells “Black Lives Matter,” and he replies, “Not to me they don’t.”

After that video went viral, he was identified by the judicial district family court as employee Michael Henkel.

He was terminated Monday, after being employed since July 1, 1992.

Watch the report from Philly’s ABC6 Action News below.

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