Judge orders Auburn to let white nationalist Spencer speak

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Three individuals were arrested Tuesday at Auburn University during a speaking engagement on campus featuring Richard Spencer, a controversial white nationalist whose appearance drew hundreds of protesters and supporters alike. Spencer won a restraining order in federal court in Montgomery, allowing him to speak on the campus as planned.

Supporters and opponents engaged in shouting marches beforehand, and photos showed a man with a bloody face after a physical altercation outside.

On the day of Trump's inauguration, he was punched in the face by a masked assailant during an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "Students, faculty, and staff should remain aware of their surroundings and report any unusual or threatening activity to the Auburn Police ..."

"I'm not talking to you", she said to the crowd.

The hosting of white supremacist Richard Spencer at Alabama college Auburn University on April 18 was certainly not received well by students. U.S. District Judge Keith Watkin allowed the appeal on Tuesday and ordered Auburn to let Spencer speak. "Auburn is engaging in a thinly disguised ideological litmus test by which those sharing its official views find their rights protected while those who challenge the Auburn views have their right to freedom of speech canceled base [sic] on some anonymous telephone threats". That same day, Spencer told his 56,000 Twitter followers he was flying to Auburn and purchasing safety gear.

Spencer later told NBC News that his remarks had an "ironic exuberance" to them.

But Spencer drew loud boos from people on both sides of the political divide when he declared the following during his speech at football-loving Auburn: "If I could wave a magic wand, I would absolutely ban football!" It is a public place.

"Basically we have these groups come from off-campus and they expect to be taken seriously and I am not about that at all clearly", he said. "I will be there 100 percent".

Other than the one fight, no other violence broke out during Spencer's visit. "Our goal is to not be the next Berkeley".

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