Violence Erupts After Judge Forces Auburn University to Let White Nationalist Speak

by Marta Holmes April 21, 2017, 3:46
Violence Erupts After Judge Forces Auburn University to Let White Nationalist Speak

Only a few chairs were empty in a more than 400-seat room Tuesday night as Spencer and other speakers railed against ethnicity and racial diversity, liberals, the media and more.

Despite several hundred supporters and opponents of Spencer coming to campus, police did not report any riots, only the three arrests.

All three were arrested outside the event and charged with disorderly conduct, Capt. Lorenza Dorsey of the Auburn Police Division told The Associated Press.

U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins found in favor of the plaintiff and enjoined Auburn from preventing the speech on the basis of content. The University of California Berkeley canceled an appearance by provocateur Milo Yiannpoulous after protesters caused $100,000 worth of damage to its campus and threw fireworks, rocks and molotov cocktails at buildings and police.

Widely circulated video footage showed some Trump supporters giving Nazi-style salutes to Spencer during a gathering in Washington to celebrate the Republican candidate's win. Spencer paid $700 to speak at James E. Foy Hall on Auburn's campus, as can anyone who wishes, because the school is funded with taxpayer money. The pair only got in about two punches before police took them to the ground and restrained them using plastic restraints.

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"In an effort to update the campus community regarding the recent cancellation of the Richard Spencer event, it is the university's understanding that - despite our requests for him not to attend - Spencer may still appear on Auburn's campus at some point today", the statement said.

An attorney is asking a federal court to clear the way for a white nationalist to speak at Auburn University.

Controversy surrounding Spencer's appearance stretched back for a week before Tuesday's talk, though.

"Auburn University supports the rights and privileges afforded by the First Amendment".

Auburn University thanked the law enforcement agencies at the event for ensuring a "largely peaceful" evening in a statement released Wednesday by Mike Clardy, assistant vice president for communications and marketing at Auburn. The man says he rented the auditorium where Spencer planned to speak. since it is a public institution and he obeyed the university's conditions, spencer's event should have not have been canceled. Spencer claims to have coined the term.


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