Activist 'C-Grimey' fired from Chattanooga Library following book-burning video

Staff photo by Troy Stolt / Protester C-Grimey addresses demonstrators in the courtyard of College Hill Courts during a demonstration on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn., protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Local activist and rapper Cameron "C-Grimey" Williams was fired from the Chattanooga Public Library on Wednesday after allegedly burning library books by conservative authors.

Williams, known for his role organizing protests last year against police brutality, was placed on paid administrative leave from his role at the library in December after video surfaced of him apparently burning books by then-President Donald Trump and conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

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Williams, a part-time library specialist who worked at the downtown library for two years, was fired after a hearing late last week, according to a news release from a library spokesperson.

"The City of Chattanooga Human Resources Department completed its investigation of an allegation that books were removed from the Chattanooga Public Library's Main Branch on Dec.