Racist City of Fargo Employee Advocates for Water Protectors to be Shot & Drowned

Published February 25, 2017

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA — The City of Fargo administration and applicable department staff are conducting an investigation into a city employee’s social media posting that called for water protectors at Standing Rock encampments to “be fenced in, shot, and left to drown.”

The employee, Enos Lien, is a meter technician for the City of Fargo who has worked for the city since 2000. Lien shared his racist sentiments on Facebook. His posting has since been removed.

The City of Fargo released the following statement on Thursday:

City of Fargo administrative staff members have been made aware of recent personal comments authored by a City of Fargo employee and posted on a local news station’s Facebook page regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Project protestors.

The comments were posted personally by the employee and during a time when they were not on duty. However, the employee’s profile did denote employment with the City of Fargo.

It is important that the public is aware that these comments do not reflect the City of Fargo’s position on human rights. The City of Fargo continues to respect and support the safety and dignity of all people.

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