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Fri Nov 25, 2016, 11:06 PM

Councilor Daniel Benjamin resigns in social media backlash over BLM post

Salem councilor Daniel Benjamin resigned Wednesday and lost his job at a local car dealership following backlash for a controversial social media post he shared about Black Lives Matters activists.

Benjamin had shared a video on his Facebook page that depicted cars plowing into African-Americans with a description from blogger Ron Dwyer that read: "As this video shows people are starting to get tired of the BlackLivesMatter bullies blocking the roadways."

Im done, Benjamin told the Statesman Journal on Wednesday afternoon. He said he appreciated the chance to work for Salem's Ward 6 as a city councilor.

Elected in 2014, Benjamin's term was set to expire at the end of 2018.

Read more: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2016/11/23/salem-councilor-daniel-benjamin-resigns/94363644/

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