- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Police are investigating a report of ropes resembling nooses at an Opelika manufacturing plant.

Opelika police say the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People reported the incident at Semyoungjin Hitech, which makes racks for automotive suppliers.

Vinyatta Davidson of West Point, Georgia, said there were three ropes hung in the warehouse that resembled nooses.

Davidson, who is black, tells the Opelika-Auburn News (https://bit.ly/1qaYv0v) that he and a co-worker untied the nooses a few times but then found them re-tied the next day.

Semyoungin attorney June Towery said a rope was used to connect a hook to hold a door open, and that it was put in place before Semyoungjin began its operations in the building.

Towery said the company is committed to providing a friendly multicultural work environment.

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Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, https://www.oanow.com/


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