- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

MARS, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania property maintenance company has fired a worker caught on video using racial slurs toward anti-fracking activists.

WPXI-TV (https://bit.ly/1IG1dX6 ) in Pittsburgh says the incident happened outside the offices of Rex Energy, a drilling firm, in Mars. That’s about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.

The man worked for MMC Land Management, which maintains commercial properties, and was apparently angered that people were picketing the drilling firm.

After harassing the picketers, the MMC worker can be seen and heard using racial slurs toward a black cameraman who was recording the incident.

MMC issued a Facebook message Tuesday saying the incident occurred outside of work hours at a “location with which we have no affiliation.” The worker was fired and the company apologized saying, “Whether at work or not, we do not condone hate speech - EVER.”



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Information from: WPXI-TV, https://www.wpxi.com

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