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Richard Spencer’s Supporters blocked by Protesters

After Richard Spencer’s visit on March 5 to Michigan State University, the white nationalist is rethinking his approach to campuses after a violent clash between white nationalist and anti-fascist protesters.

Richard Spencer, white supremacist, discusses is views in 2016. Photos taken from Wikicommons.

On March 11, Spencer uploaded a Youtube video titled “College Tour Course Correction” where he discussed whether or not he would still be speaking at College venues.

When Spencer visited MSU, 25 people were arrested. 13 arrests were for felony charges, which include resisting and obstructing police, and carrying a concealed weapon. During the video, Spencer claims the violent clashes were initiated by Antifa, who was obstructed the path for his supports to enter the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education were he was speaking.

Over 200 people came to protest Spencer, who coined the term “alt-right,” and advocates for an “ethno-state.” More than 100 police officers attempted to create a path for Spencer’s supporters, but they were unsuccessful.

The University of Michigan announced in January that they would not host Spencer this semester, but will still consider requests from his supports for him to speak on campus. But there is no potential dates.

Spencer urges his supporters to be patient as he creates a new plan on how he will run his speeches for everyone’s safety.

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Lainie Scott
Lainie Scott
This is my senior year at Gull Lake High school, and my second year apart of The Reflection staff.  This year I am the feature/entertainment editor, and I am looking forward to see where my writing can take me.

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