Protesters camp outside Governor Lee’s office demanding action against state lawmaker


Protesters were planning to spend the night outside the governor’s office to get his attention on a problem they believe he should act on. 

Rep. David Byrd agrees to resign as chair of House subcommittee

They want the governor to address allegations of sexual misconduct against State Rep. David Byrd. 

Two women accused Rep. Byrd of sexually abusing them when he was their high school basketball coach decades ago. 

A third woman says he tried to touch her. 

Rep. Byrd has not outright denied the allegations against him. 

Protesters have called for his resignation, and they want the governor to make a statement. 

Jennifer Watson said, “All we’re getting is a shut door. We’ve called, emailed and written letters and to no avail. And so this is the next step. He’s got to say something. “Silence is complicity. he’s enabling this kind of activity in the legislature.”

The women said troopers were trying to get in touch with someone from the governor’s office. 

This same group recently put up a billboard on I-65, saying “David Byrd” has to go.

News 2 reached out to the governor’s office and Representative David Byrd.  Neither has responded so far. 

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