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White nationalist Richard Spencer will speak at the University of Florida - and UF is spending $500,000 on police presence to keep students safe

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The University of Florida expects to spend $500,000 on security for a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer.
Spencer, a far-right figure, attended the Charlottesville protests, and pledged to speak at other colleges.
There will be more police on the UF campus than in any other time in the school's history.
The University of Florida is bracing for protests ahead of a scheduled speech Thursday by white nationalist leader Richard Spencer .
Spencer has made a name for himself in the alt-right community, espousing racist views on college campuses and on a website he created in 2010 called...
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Watch Live: University of Florida campus braces for Richard Spencer protests

Watch Live: University of Florida campus braces for Richard Spencer protests

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The University of Florida is bracing Thursday for an appearance by white supremacist Richard Spencer, and the possibility that thousands of demonstrators will descend upon the town of Gainesville.
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Florida bar offers free beer in exchange for Richard Spencer tickets

Florida bar offers free beer in exchange for Richard Spencer tickets

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White supremacist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak Thursday afternoon at the University of Florida. In an effort to curb attendance, a bar in Gainesville, Fla., made ticket-holders an offer that may be hard to refuse: free beer.
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White Men Told to Hide Nazi Tattoos Ahead of Richard Spencer Florida Rally

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"If you've got Nazi tattoos cover them up,” a Nazi website suggests.
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White nationalist Richard Spencer, police and protesters descend on Univ. of Florida

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The University of Florida in Gainesville is bracing for a day of protests Thursday when white supremacist Richard Spencer arrives on campus to deliver a speech on his racist views. The event, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, will be Spencer's first visit to a college campus since he and others participated in the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August. University and local officials are concerned that Thursday's event could also become violent, and they have taken a number...
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University of Florida allows white nationalist to control which journalists cover his event

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In an ironic twist, Neo-Nazi and “free speech advocate” Richard Spencer has been given complete control over which journalists get to cover his speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.
Reporters who had signed up to cover Spencer's event received an email on Wednesday from the University telling them that “all media credentialing decisions are made by the NPI,” which refers to the National Policy Insitute, a Neo-Nazi think-tank run by Spencer where he writes, among other things that immigration is a “proxy war - and maybe a last stand - for White Americans”.
Here's the email the...
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