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White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Speech At Auburn Sparks Protests, Arrests

White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Speech At Auburn Sparks Protests, Arrests

In the past, Spencer has called Martin Luther King Jr. a "fraud and degenerate in his life", and said the civil rights icon has become the "symbol and cynosure of White Dispossession and the deconstruction of Occidental civilization", according to an NPI column cited by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

A crowd of several hundred had gathered by early evening at the public university in eastern Alabama, monitored by dozens of police officers with police dogs.

An initial agreement between Cameron Padgett, who rented the facility for Spencer's talk, and the university included a $700 rental fee for the Foy auditorium and additional costs for security.

Spencer shouted European colonists had stolen the continental USA from its native populace, continuing, "I'm willing to own slavery".

Free speech or hate speech?

"The court finds that Auburn University cancelled the speech based on its belief that listeners and protest groups opposed to Mr. Spencer's ideology would react to the content of his speech by engaging in protests that could cause violence or property damage". "It was certainly a great victory for the alt-right, but it's a great victory for free speech, for identifiable movements around the world, really". The Auburn Police Division said that those who were arrested were not Auburn students or residents.

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Spencer previously made news by addressing a far-right gathering where audience members gave a Nazi salute.

U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins found in favor of the plaintiff and enjoined Auburn from preventing the speech on the basis of content.

"Over the past week, Auburn University has faced attempts by uninvited, unaffiliated, off-campus groups and individuals to provoke conflict that is racially divisive and disruptive to our campus environment". It is now more important than ever that we respond in a way that is peaceful, respectful, and maintains civil discourse.

One woman, however, is making waves on Twitter for peacefully challenging Spencer in the meeting hall itself.

But in the end the university was forced to host Spencer in Foy Hall Tuesday evening after all when a federal judge in Montgomery issued an order Tuesday afternoon barring it from keeping him from speaking.

"Auburn University supports the rights and privileges afforded by the First Amendment".

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