Rally for Shanerika Flemings calls for councilmembers’ resignation

Shreveport council fired Flemings in a 4-3 vote.
Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 10:50 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2023 at 5:53 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Calls for the councilmembers’ resignation come after accusations of racial slurs and unprofessionalism by the former clerk of council.

On Sept. 22, organizers for the Labor Rally for Shanerika M. Flemings, former clerk of council, called for the resignation of the Shreveport City Council members, Gary Brooks and Ursula Bowman. The rally was held at Government Plaza in downtown Shreveport.

The rally and call for resignation started because of a council meeting on Sept. 12, where the former clerk of council made alarming accusations of racial slurs and unprofessionalism about some councilmembers. Flemings also spoke out against her termination. A viral video was released to the public.

Speakers expressed support for Flemings, who they feel was illegally targeted and terminated from her job. The leaders of the rally are asking citizens to pack the council chambers an upcoming council work session on Monday, Sept. 25.

Flemings has reportedly retained a lawyer and was advised by them not to attend Friday’s rally.

Clerk of Council Shanerika Fleming was fired in a 4-3 vote.

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