White nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at UF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) – White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida, after the school changed its stance on allowing the event on campus.

Richard Spencer will appear Oct. 19 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

According to the Associated Press, the university has repeatedly stated that it will not be affiliated with the event in any way. However, as a public institution, UF is legally obligated to allow the expression of many viewpoints by external groups, such as Spencer’s National Policy Institute.

The AP also reported that the school is charging the allowable costs of $10,564 for rent and security.

Spencer led the large group of demonstrators who carried torches in Charlottesville earlier this year. Clashes with counter-protestors a day later led to the death of one woman.

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