Concerns grow at UF as school gets ready for white nationalist visit

Concerns grow at UF as school gets ready for white nationalist visit


>>WELCOME BACK. CONCERN IS GROWING IN GAINSVILLE TONIGHT AS THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA MAIN CAMPUS GEARS UP TO HOST A WHITE SUPREMACIST.>>GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HAS ALREADY DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY, IN CASE IT TURNS VIOLENT.>>LOCAL 10 NEWS REPORTER IS THERE TONIGHT WITH WHAT THE MOOD IS LIKE AHEAD OF THE EXPECTE PROTEST.>>WELL, LORI AND CALVIN, THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA NOT TAKING AN CHANCES. YOU CAN SEE THESE BARRIERS ARE ALREADY UP. WE ARE IN FRONT OF THE FILIPS CENTER WHICH IS WHERE THAT EVENT IS SET TO TAKE PLACE. I HAVE SEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM ALL AROUND THE STATE COMING INTO GAINSVILLE, AND ALSO TONIGHT STUDENTS MAKING THE APPEARANCE KNOWN.>>TUESDAY NIGHT STUDENTS WENT ABOUT BUSINESS AS USUAL. EARLIER WE SAW DOZENS FROM SEVERAL AGENCIES ARRIVING ON CAMPUS AHEAD OF WHITE NATIONALIST SPEAKING EVENT HERE THURSDAY. I WISH WE WOULDN’T HAVE PEOPLE COMING TO OUR CAMPUS TO USE IT AS A WAY TO SPREAD HATRED.>>SIGNS URGE NO NAZIS ON CAMPUS, OTHERS PROCLAIM LOVE, NOT HATE.>>VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER, ABSOLUTELY NOT. SO WE AREN’T GOING TO DO ANYTHING THIS THAT REGARD.>>PEOPLE STARTED POSTING FLYERS ABOUT PROTEST AND THINGS LIKE THAT, AND I GREW MORE CONCERN.>>THAT AFTER THE VIOLENT UNITE THE RIGHT RALLY ENDED WITH THE DEATH OF A PROTESTOR. QUICK TO RESPOND WITH THIS POST. HURRICANE RICARDO EXPECTED TO HIT ON THURSDAY.>>I AM PROBABLY GOING TO STAY ROAM. IT IS A BUSY WEEK FOR ALL STUDENTS.>>NOW AS YOU KNOW, LORI AND CALVIN, THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE PLACE IN SEPTEMBER, BUT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DENIED SPENCER’S REQUEST, THEY SAY THAT WAS DUE TO SECURITY IN ALL THE UNIVERSITY NOW ESTIMATED THEY ARE SPENDING AROUND $500,000 TO KEEP CAMPUS SAVE ON THURSDA WELL, THEY SAID INITIALLY THEY DENIED HIS REQUEST BECAUSE OF WHAT HAD JUST HAPPENED AND BECAUSE THEY SAY THERE WERE EMINENT THREATS TO THE UNIVERSITY AND GAINSVILLE, BUT ULTIMATELY SPENCER HIRED AN ATTORNEY, A FIRST AMENDMENT ATTORNEY WHO AD SAYING THAT HE HAS A RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH HERE, AT THIS PUBLIC UNIVERSITY ULTIMATELY THEY DECIDED THEY DID

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