In an effort to intimidate members of the Hillsborough community, an organization opposed to the removal of the confederate monument in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse has assembled a dossier on people speaking out in favor of the statue’s removal. This document includes the names, addresses, phone numbers, affiliations, and other information on active members of our community. The dossier has lead to harassment and threats, including the declaration that one community leader is now a “hunted bitch.”
Hillsborough County Young Democrats condemn intimidation and thinly veiled threats of this kind. More than one member of HCYD has been targeted in this way, and we all stand in solidarity with the targeted activists as we defy those who would replace civil discourse with underhanded attempts at bullying.