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Activists determined to have Bill Young’s name removed from USF building

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Members from the Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society aren’t backing down from their call that USF President Judy Genshaft change the name of C.W. Bill Young Hall. Activists want the late Pinellas County congressman’s name removed from the building that houses the USF ROTC program over Young’s involvement with the Johns Committee in the early 1960s. The group worked to identify gay students and faculty on the USF campus and other public universities in Florida. In…

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Anti-Klan activists march, burn Confederate flag in front of Old Capitol without incident

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A group of around 60 protesters marched from Florida State University to the Capitol this evening in a show of force against recent Ku Klux Klan-related activity in Tallahassee. The event, organized by Students for a Democratic Society, culminated in the burning of a Confederate flag near the steps of the Old Capitol building. Referring to recent reports of neglect and abuse in prisons overseen by the Florida Department of Corrections, chants of “DOC, KKK, how many people did you kill…

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Activists to rally against Klan tonight at Capitol; militia group vows counter-protest

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Amid reports of ongoing public recruitment efforts on the part of a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated group — this reporter received a pro-Klan flyer last month in midtown Tallahassee — the city’s chapter of Students for a Democratic Society will march from the campus of Florida State University to the state Capitol this evening as a public symbol of opposition to white supremacy in the capital city. “We’re out here because the KKK has been flyering in our neighborhoods, just minutes…

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