Protesters decry ‘Nazi hate’ outside white nationalist talk

Protesters decry ‘Nazi hate’ outside white nationalist talk


I’M GREG ARGOS FOR CBS-3 “EYEWITNESS NEWS”. WE WILL SEAL YOU THEN, THANK YOU. SECURITY IS HEIGHTENED AND PROTESTS ARE UNDERWAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, WHERE PROMINENT WHITE NATIONALLIST RICHARD SPENCER JUST FINISHED A SPEECH. HUNDREDS OF THE OFFICERS ARE ON CAMPUS HOPING TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF THE DEADLY PROTEST THAT TOOK PLACE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA WHERE SPENCER LED A GROUP OF SUPPORTERS CARRYING TORCHES. HUNDREDS OF RAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS BLANKETED THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CAMPUS TO KEEP THE PEACE DURING A SPEECH, BY WHITE NATIONALLIST RICHARD SPENCER. ABSOLUTELY I’M NOT A WHITE SUPREMACIST. REPORTER: AT A PRESS CONFERENCE SPENCER DEFENDED HIS CONTROVERSIAL RIGHT WING BELIEFS, OUTSIDE POLICE MADE ONE ARREST AS CROWDS OF PROTESTER GREW. WE DON’T WANT HIM HERE. WE DON’T WANT TO HEAR HIM SPEAK. IF HE IS HERE WE WILL BE HEAR TOO. REPORTER: SPENCER RENTED SPACE FOR A LITTLE LESS THAN $11,000 BUT SECURITY IS COSTING FLORIDA TAXPAYERS, $600,000. POLICE INTENDED TO KEEP SPENCER SUPPORT’S WAY FROM PROTESTERS, IF POSSIBLE, BUT THE ALT WHITE WEB SITE ADVICE SUPPORTERS TO NOT TALK TO ANYONE AND NOT WEAR WHITE POLO SHIRTS AND CHECK HE IS A UNIFORM THAT MADE THEM IDENTIFIABLE AT DEADLY PROTEST IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA. IT WAS THAT EVENT THAT PROMPTED THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, TO REJECT SPENCER’S REQUEST TO SPEAK. BUT THEY CHANGED COURSE AFTER SPENCER FILED SUIT, CITING FREEDOM OF SPEECH. HATE SPEECH IS NONETHELESS, PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION AS LONG AS IT IS IN THE REALM OF POLITICAL SPEECH AND NOT ACTUAL VIOLENCE. REPORTER: SCHOOL ADVISED STUDENTS TO STAY AWAY FROM THE

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