Man With Gun Arrested on Florida Campus Amid White Nationalist Protests

Pauline Gross
October 20, 2017

CNN reports that this is Spencer's first visit to a college campus since he participated in the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va. where a woman was killed when protests turned violent.

Since that rally, Spencer has attempted to host speeches on other campuses.

Hundreds of police officers stood outside the UF Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to prevent violence. "We don't want your Nazi hate!" "I think that's the best way to look at it", Spencer said.

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"He's trying to make it, normalize the idea for white people to have an identity, to advocate for their own interests and to advocate for our own existence", said Will Fears, who traveled from Texas. They clashed violently with counterprotesters, including members of the so-called antifa movement (short for anti-fascists).

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Cameron Padgett, a Georgia State University student who organized the event at the University of Florida for Spencer, called the high security costs "discouraging", and said anyone from either side who incites violence should be arrested.

School President W. Kent Fuchs has since said the spending is closer to $600,000, The Associated Press reported. A participant plowed his vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a woman. The school offered an online discussion at the time of the speech as an alternative.

One person died and dozens were hurt when a auto being driven by a white supremacist plowed into a group of counter-protesters.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Alachua County on Monday, saying in his executive order a "threat of a potential emergency is imminent", and that law enforcement must defend "public safety and security will be safeguarded and critical infrastructure, and public and private property will be protected". He held a pre-speech news conference in which he denied being a white supremacist and compared his vision of an "ethno state" to the pursuit of Israel as a Jewish state. "And this is how we're going to shut. him. down".

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