Tensions Rise As Florida Prepares For Richard Spencer’s White Nationalist Speech | TODAY

Tensions Rise As Florida Prepares For Richard Spencer’s White Nationalist Speech | TODAY


KERRY, GOOD MORNING.
>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING. THE BARRICADES ARE UP.
THE POLICE ARE DEPLOYED. THE POLICE ARE DEPLOYED.
AND ANXIETY IS GROWING. AND ANXIETY IS GROWING. ON SOCIAL MEDIA, PROTESTERS HAVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, PROTESTERS HAVE ORGANIZED WHAT ONE CALLS A SHOW ORGANIZED WHAT ONE CALLS A SHOW OF FORCE, TO SHOUT DOWN OF FORCE, TO SHOUT DOWN ALT-RIGHT LEADER RICHARD
SPENCER, SCHEDULED TO SPEAK HER SPENCER, SCHEDULED TO SPEAK HER
LATER THIS AFTERNOON. LATER THIS AFTERNOON. THIS MORNING, THERES A STATE OF THIS MORNING, THERES A STATE OF EMERGENCY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EMERGENCY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. FLORIDA. MORE THAN 500 POLICE OFFICERS ON MORE THAN 500 POLICE OFFICERS ON HIGH ALERT. HIGH ALERT. THE NATIONAL GUARD ACTIVATED AND THE NATIONAL GUARD ACTIVATED AND READY. READY.>>MY MOM CALLED ME AND WAS>>MY MOM CALLED ME AND WAS LIKE, PLEASE DONT GO OUTSIDE.
>>Reporter: ALL BECAUSE TODAY,>>Reporter: ALL BECAUSE TODAY,
THIS MAN, RICHARD SPENCER, A THIS MAN, RICHARD SPENCER, A
SELF-DESCRIBED WHITE SELF-DESCRIBED WHITE NATIONALIST, IS MAKING A
CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH ON CAMPUS. CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH ON CAMPUS.
SPENCER HELPED ORGANIZE AN SPENCER HELPED ORGANIZE AN
ALT-RIGHT RALLY IN ALT-RIGHT RALLY IN
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, WHICH CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, WHICH
TURNED VIOLENT. TURNED VIOLENT.
ONE WOMAN WAS KILLED WHEN A ONE WOMAN WAS KILLED WHEN A
SPEEDING CAR CRASHED INTO A SPEEDING CAR CRASHED INTO A CROWD OF COUNTERPRO-PROTESTERS. CROWD OF COUNTERPRO-PROTESTERS. ARE YOU PREPARED FOR VIOLENCE?
>>WE ARE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING>>WE ARE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING
THAT COULD HAPPEN HERE. THAT COULD HAPPEN HERE.>>DO YOU FEAR FOR YOUR SAFETY>>DO YOU FEAR FOR YOUR SAFETY IN FLORIDA? IN FLORIDA?>>Reporter: SPENCER NOT>>Reporter: SPENCER NOT COMMENTING. COMMENTING. OFFICIALS A STATE-RUN UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS A STATE-RUN UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA INITIALLY TURNED DOWN
SPENCERS REQUEST TO SPEAK.D DOWN SPENCERS REQUEST TO SPEAK.
WHEN HE BROUGHT A FIRST WHEN HE BROUGHT A FIRST
AMENDMENT LAWSUIT, AMENDMENT LAWSUIT, ADMINISTRATORS RELENTED. ADMINISTRATORS RELENTED.>>IM URGING ALL OF OUR CAMPUS
TO STAY AWAY FROM THE EVENT.US TO STAY AWAY FROM THE EVENT.
IT IS BECAUSE SUPREMACISTS LIKE IT IS BECAUSE SUPREMACISTS LIKE
HIM, EXTREMISTS LIKE HIM, REALLY HIM, EXTREMISTS LIKE HIM, REALLY
THRIVE ON ATTENTION AND THRIVE ON ATTENTION AND
CONFRONTATION. CONFRONTATION.>>Reporter: SPENCER IS PAYING
MORE THAN $10,000 TO RENT THIS MORE THAN $10,000 TO RENT THIS
BUILDING AND COVER SECURITY BUILDING AND COVER SECURITY
INSIDE, BUT OUTSIDE, THE BUDGET INSIDE, BUT OUTSIDE, THE BUDGET
FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT IS ALREADY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT IS ALREADY
WELL OVER $500,000. WELL OVER $500,000.
SPENCER TWEETING THIS IMAGE, SPENCER TWEETING THIS IMAGE,
REFERRING TO HIMSELF AS REFERRING TO HIMSELF AS
HURRICANE RICARDO. HURRICANE RICARDO.
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR VIOLENCE? ARE YOU PREPARED FOR VIOLENCE?
>>WE ARE PREPARED TO MAKE SURE>>WE ARE PREPARED TO MAKE SURE
VIOLENCE DOES NOT BREAK OUT. VIOLENCE DOES NOT BREAK OUT.
PROTECT PEOPLES RIGHT TO FREE PROTECT PEOPLES RIGHT TO FREE
SPEECH WHILE ALSO KEEPING THEM SPEECH WHILE ALSO KEEPING THEM
SAFE. SAFE.>>Reporter: RICHARD SPENCER HAS
700 TICKETS TO DISTRIBUTE.ER HAS 700 TICKETS TO DISTRIBUTE.
HE SAYS HE WILL ONLY GIVE THOSE HE SAYS HE WILL ONLY GIVE THOSE
WHO BELIEVE IN HIS EXTREME WHO BELIEVE IN HIS EXTREME
BELIEFS. BELIEFS. OF COURSE, THERES NO WAY OF
KNOWING WHO GOES IN WITH OTHER

36 thoughts on “Tensions Rise As Florida Prepares For Richard Spencer’s White Nationalist Speech | TODAY

  1. The left doesn't want free speech… Anyone who protests anyone from speaking is basically like hitler trying to silence others with a different opinion.

  2. Is Spencer bringing along rioters? Or is it the left who don't know the concept of free speech? Do white nationalists cause trouble during leftist events?

  3. Richard Spencer is not welcomed in Florida. He's this right-wing terrorist that wants to cause trouble just like in Charlottesville.

  4. Prepared for violence? No they’re propping up the violence here. Just saw 57 FHP squad cars pass by. Totally stoking the flames here on purpose all for one mans speech.

  5. just more bs to try and start that civil war …..not having much luck…..most people have more sense than that….

  6. If you want him to get no coverage, ignore him. If you're looking for making a name for yourself and don't really care about anything else, show up and make a spectacle out of it.

  7. If you like multiculturalism , you most except all cultures ,like neo Nazi culture as well . If your for multiculturalism you can't pick and choose which culture to stand with and which one not to .this is a perfect example of how bad multiculturalism can be to a country . White nationalist and snowflakes go home . MaGA

  8. Why can't we all just get along? Im black and I live in California and I'll never move to a southern state because of the racism smh , I have so many white friends that are cool asf with me , but seeing this is just sad

  9. Most protesters are simple and don't know the difference between hatred and ethno-nationalism, or even racism, and merely assume generalized race hatred to be the root of both. That ignorance is what causes the anger, which sparks the violence. White-nationalists basically want what everyone wants, more of their own kind and less of another. Whatever "your own kind" represents to you.

  10. This coward playing journalist, Kerry Sanders, gets caught red handed in a lie and still refuses to come clean. Is this the kind of journalism The Today Show advocates?

  11. Kids, grow up! If you don’t like him, then don’t go listen to his speech. Simple as that! You’re not entitled to shut down those whose opinions you don’t like. Get over yourselves. You guys make me embarrassed to be a millennial.

  12. Pay attention…rightfully, if you're a person of color and graduated despite this type of overt, anti-American racism propagated by Spencer, Drumpf and the rest of the trolls… what's the big complaint over a 3 second celebration for a milestone accomplishment? It seems Fuchs isn't the offender here. But need to see what that 'bouncer' social media reveals. Break the massive graduation classes into schools of study into separate facilities, and maybe also have a prior, all-inclusive student body ONLY awards ceremony at the football stadium. Solutions are there. And the racism needs to butt out. Send all that back to Wharton Business College from whence it came.

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