The Providence firefighter who raised his fist in solidarity with protesters who burned an American flag outside the Providence Public Safety Complex is Khari O’Connor, who also works as a DJ for WBRU on Sundays under the name DJ Knockout.
Though O’Connor’s name has been being bandied about on various comment blogs, Marissa Lee, a Media Relations Coordinator/ Consultant working for O’Connor confirmed the firefighter’s identity in an email and subsequent phone call with RI Future.
O’Connor was sworn in as a firefighter in early 2014, and was listed as being 26 years old at the time.
“Dj Knockout (Khari O’Connor) is being wrongfully prosecuted for his beliefs while being a civil servant(Providence Firefighter)! We need your help!! Please Share!”
Marissa Lee has confirmed that an exclusive interview has been promised to a television station she would not name.
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