Republican HQ firebombed

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Nowadays it seems that people can not longer support a party openly. Just this weekend, a North Carolinian Republican headquarters was firebombed and vandalized. The police of the city of Hillsborough, released a statement explaining the fire was the product of a bottle of flammable substance thrown through the windows of the Orange County’s GOP headquarters.

On an adjacent building, the police also found a swastika and graffiti that states “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.” Fortunately, nobody was hurt. The Hillsborough police and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are still investigating the incident and have no suspects.

After the firebombing, many politicians and city officials have expressed their concern about this violent act.

Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens commented that:

“This highly disturbing act goes far beyond vandalizing property; it willfully threatens our community’s safety via fire, and its hateful message undermines decency, respect and integrity in civic participation,”

Governor Pat McCrory believes that:

“The firebombing of a local political headquarters in Orange County is clearly an attack on our democracy, … Violence has no place in our society – but especially in our elections. … I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation.”

Unfortunately the firebombing is not an isolated incident in this overwhelmingly Democrat county. The Charlotte Observer reported that:

On Sunday the Bangor Daily News reported that about 20 cars were vandalized with spray paint outside a Saturday rally for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Earlier this year violence broke out with protesters at a Trump rally in Chicago.

It is unfortunate that the freedom that characterized America is in jeopardy. When a party headquarter is attacked by its opponents it shows that citizens are no longer able to support a candidate or political party with liberty.

That is why the executive director of the North Carolinian GOP, Dallas Woodhouse called the bombing “political terrorism” and stated that:

“Whether you are Republican, Democrat or Independent, all Americans should be outraged by this hate-filled and violent attack against our democracy. … Everyone in this country should be free to express their political viewpoints without fear for their own safety.”

Read more at The Charlotte Observer and Town of Hillsborough

Maria Robles is a recent graduate from New Jersey City University. She believes that everyone should be informed about current issues affecting our society.