Offbeat Cyclist who gave Trump the finger is showered with money

07:05  15 november  2017
07:05  15 november  2017 Source:   AFP

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Juli Briskman, the cyclist who raised her middle finger as a motorcade with US President Donald Trump passes -- and was fired for it -- has been showered with donations on GoFundMe. All the money raised goes directly to Briskman, he says on the site. Agence France-Presse.

More than USD 70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump ’s motorcade. More than 3,000 donations -- from USD 5 to USD 250 -- have rolled in since November 6

Juli Briskman, the cyclist who raised her middle finger as a motorcade with US President Donald Trump passed -- and was fired for it -- has been showered with donations on GoFundMe: Juli Briskman, the cyclist who raised her middle finger as a motorcade with US President Donald Trump passes -- and was fired for it -- has been showered with donations on GoFundMe © Provided by AFP Juli Briskman, the cyclist who raised her middle finger as a motorcade with US President Donald Trump passes -- and was fired for it -- has been showered with donations on GoFundMe More than $70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump's motorcade.

More than 3,000 donations -- from $5 to $250 -- have rolled in since November 6, when the GoFundMe campaign was set up on behalf of Juli Briskman.

Briskman's raised middle finger was caught by news photographers as Trump's motorcade passed her on October 28 as he left Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia. The image immediately went viral.

Three days later, the 50-year-old marketing executive was fired by her company, government contractor Akima.

"Thank you Juli Briskman," wrote Rob Mello, who set up the GoFundMe account, calling her "an inspiration to us all."

All the money raised goes directly to Briskman, he says on the site.

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