Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech
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White nationalist Richard Spencer met by protesters at University of Florida

Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

White nationalist Richard Spencer, who popularized the term “alt-right,” speaks at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Thursday.

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

People react as white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks in Gainesville, Fla. Spencer was frequently met with protest chants. 

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

Protesters chant and hold signs at the site of a planned speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer on the University of Florida campus on Thursday. 

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

Richard Spencer initially protested the boos and chants as suppression of his speech, but later began taking questions from audience members, who variously asked him why he hadn’t left yet or how he could form a white ethno-state without performing violent ethnic cleansing.

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

Police monitor the scene as protesters gather near the site of a speech by a white nationalist on Thursday.

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

A man stands on a Nazi flag and an Antifa flag near the site of a planned speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

Protesters hold a rally ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida.

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

Sam Hyde of Houston, who was wearing a Nazi SS pin on his shirt, talks to the media before the   speech by a white nationalist.

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

A man protests a scheduled speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

Police monitor the site of a planned speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida on Thursday. 

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

White nationalist Richard Spencer is joined onstage by controversial talk radio host Mike Enoch, left.

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

Police on a nearby rooftop monitor the scene at the site of the speech on  the University of Florida campus.

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Protests at white nationalist Richard Spencer speech

Police check the bags of journalists entering the site of the Richard Spencer event. 

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