FL: White nationalists still plan on coming to University of Florida

Source: Gainesville Sun

“White nationalist Richard Spencer intends to come to Gainesville, whether he has a permit or not. ‘I can confirm we are coming to the University of Florida, regardless,’ said Cameron Padgett, who organizes speaking events for Spencer. ‘Hopefully it’s in a controlled environment, like the Phillips Center.’ Earlier this month, the University of Florida denied a permit, filed by Padgett, for Spencer and others aligned with Spencer’s National Policy Institute to speak at the Phillips Center on Sept. 12. … ‘We were informed late this afternoon that representatives of the organization have retained legal counsel and plan to pursue efforts to hold this event as originally requested,’ UF President Kent Fuchs said in a statement sent out to the university community at 8 p.m. Wednesday. … A counter-protest event on Facebook called ‘No Nazis at UF — Protest Richard Spencer’ is also planned for Sept. 12. More than 2,000 people have indicated they plan to attend.” [editor’s note: Spencer has as much a right to speak as anyone. But if his thug supporters show up looking for a fight, they won’t get off as easily as they did in Charlottesville – TLK] (08/30/17)