US White nationalists impose deadline for OK on campus speeches

19:30  08 october  2017
19:30  08 october  2017 Source:   ap.org

White nationalist fliers removed from university campus

  White nationalist fliers removed from university campus Two days before white supremacists gather for a conference an hour to the west, fliers advocating one white nationalist group were removed from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville after they were found in violation of campus policy. "The most precious possession you have in the world is your own people," the fliers read. They include the cog and pitchfork symbol associated with the Traditionalist Worker Party, a white nationalist group.

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for associates of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer said Sunday he'll sue Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati if they don't agree

CLEVELAND — An attorney for associates of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer said Sunday he’ll sue Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati if they don’t agree by Friday to make campus space available for Spencer to speak.

In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Richard Spencer, who leads a movement that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism, speaks at the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. © AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Richard Spencer, who leads a movement that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism, speaks at the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. CLEVELAND — An attorney for associates of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer says he'll sue Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati if they don't agree by Friday to make campus space available for him to speak.

A Georgia college student contacted both schools recently about renting space in the latest effort to have Spencer speak on college campuses.

Student Cameron Padgett asked University of Cincinnati to provide an auditorium for Spencer to speak later this month. A UC spokesman said last week the school was assessing safety and logistical considerations.

Padgett made a second request to Ohio State after the first was denied last month. An OSU spokesman also said safety considerations were being assessed.

Spencer organized a white nationalist rally in August that led to deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Florida governor defends emergency order for white nationalist speech at university .
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. _ Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he's not trying to squash the speech of a white nationalist by declaring a state of emergency, but just wants to ensure public safety. "I believe in the First Amendment rights that people have," Scott told reporters after a Cabinet meeting Tuesday. "I do expect people to be safe. I don't condone any violence. I'm going to continue with law enforcement to make sure all Floridians are safe." Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday for Alachua County ahead of a scheduled Thursday speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Scott said he was asked to do so by Alachua County Sheriff Sadie

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