UF On Edge With Upcoming Speech From White Nationalist Leader

UF On Edge With Upcoming Speech From White Nationalist Leader


ANOTHER TWO DAYS. SERGEANT JOHNSON’S VIEWING IS FRIDAY AND HIS FUNERAL AND BURIED SATURDAY IN COOPER CITY. THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HOPING FOR THE BEST AND BRACING FOR THE WORST. A MASSIVE SECURITY PLAN BEFORE A WHITE SUPREMACIST VISITS TOMORROW. AT THE ADDRESS IS SET FOR 2:30 P.M. THE UNIVERSITY HAS A NO CHOICE BUT TO LET HIM SPEAK THEIR. Reporter: THEY ARE PUSHING TOWARD A $600,000 FOR THE SECURITY MEASURES FOR TOMORROW’S EVENT HAPPENING IN THE BUILDING BEHIND ME. TONIGHT IT HAS BEEN VERY QUIET. THERE WERE RUMORS THERE WOULD BE DEMONSTRATIONS. NOTHING TRANSPIRED. TOMORROW IS EXPECTED TO BE A DIFFERENT SITUATION. HELICOPTERS ABOUT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS STUDENTS TRIED TO GO ABOUT NORMALCY. SO FAR TWO OUT OF THREE CLASSES ON THURSDAY ARE CANCELED. STATE TROOPERS ARE DOING FINAL WALK-THROUGHS ON WHAT COULD BE A VIOLENT PROTEST IN A FEW HOURS. RICHARD SPENCER WILL BE’S PEEKING AT THE CAMPUS PERFORMING — WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE CAMPUS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. MANY STUDENTS ARE HEEDING THEIR PARENTS ADVICE TO STAY AWAY. I STOCKED UP ON FOOD AND WILL STAY IN THE DORM ALL DAY. KIND OF A HURRICANE. YES. THE UNIVERSITY RELUCTANTLY AGREED. 230 P.M. — 2:30 P.M. IN A FACILITY AT THE EDGE OF CAMPUS. THIS IS HOME TO 502000 STUDENTS. THEY ALSO HAVE THE LARGEST JEWISH STUDENT POPULATION IN THE COUNTRY. RIGHT NOW I FEEL LIKE A WHOLE WORLD IS LIVING IN FEAR. EXTRA SECURITY HAS BEEN ADDED. WE ARE RECEIVING CALLS FROM ALUMNI PARENTS AND OTHERS IS A CLAY CONCERNED — CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS A PHYSICAL SAFETY. THE UNIVERSITY IS ANTICIPATING WHITE SUPREMACIST SUPPORTERS. WE ARE PREPARED FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT ASKED BACK — ASPECT. BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW. THAT IS WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW. WHILE IT LOOKS, TONIGHT THERE IS SUBTLE — WHILE IT LOOKS PEACEFUL TONIGHT THERE IS SUBTLE SECURITY ALL OVER THE AREA. THIS MARKER TAPE IS USED BY AUTHORITIES TO SEE WHICH WAY THE WIND IS GOING SO THAT WHEN THEY FIRE GAS CANISTERS THEY KNOW WHICH DIRECTION THE GAS WOULD GO. THIS IS ALL OVER VARIOUS LIGHT POST FOR BLOCKS AROUND THIS AREA. AT 10:00 A.M. THEY WILL SHUT DOWN THE ROADS IN THIS AREA INCLUDING A MAJOR THOROUGHFARE KNOWN AS A 34th STREET. AT 12:00 WE ARE EXPECTING THE PROTEST TO BEGIN. AT 12:45 RICHARD ANSWER WILL ADDRESS THE MEDIA. HE HAS HAND PICKED — AT 1245 P.M. RICHARD SPENCER WILL ADDRESS THE MEDIA. HE HAS HANDPICKED WHO HE WILL SPEAK TO. THEN AT 1:45 P.M. THEY WILL BE HANDING OUT TICKETS. IT IS TO PEOPLE THEY CHOOSE. PEOPLE CAN WALK UP TO A SITE AND WILL BE HANDED TICKETS BASED ON HOW THEY LOOK AND THEN THE SPEECH WILL HAPPEN AT 2:30 A.M. — AT 2:30 P.M. ABOUT A BLOCK AWAY FROM WHERE I AM STANDING TONIGHT. IT WILL BE AN INTERESTING DAY

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