The woman who flipped off President Trump's motorcade last month said Monday that she was sacked on Halloween for violating her employer's code of conduct policy - but she vowed she would do it all over again if given the chance.
A photo taken from behind by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski shows Briskman's impromptu protest as black Secret Service SUVs maneuver around her bike.
After the cyclist admitted to her bosses at Akima LLC that she was the one in the photo, she was sacked.
Briskman had worked in marketing and communications at Akima for just over six months. The famous photo now appears to be her Twitter profile picture, her Twitter background, and her Facebook cover photo, though her profiles don't seem to tie her to Akima.
"Basically, you can not have "lewd" or "obscene" things in your social media".
"How is that any less "obscene" than me flipping off the president?"
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Akima, a holding company of multiple construction, technology and operations firms, does work with the United States government.
"They told the owner of the studio she should fire me", she said.
"In some way, I'm doing better than ever", she said.
The woman, identified by The Washington Post as 50-year-old Juli Briskman, told Huffington Post she made a decision to tell her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, what had happened as the photo was circulating online.
"I'm thinking DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients are getting kicked out". The newspaper said Akima officials didn't return requests for comment. He pulled ads for open for open enrollment in Obamacare.
On why she decided to make the gesture, Ms Briskman said: "He was passing by and my blood just started to boil". "I'm angry about where our country is right now".
In an interview with HuffPost, Briskman stated that she, "was stunned that someone had taken a picture of her giving Trump the middle finger".
Briskman, acknowledging that her moment of fame gave her "an opportunity... to say something", is now planning to work at an advocacy group "that she believes in".