April 19, 2017
Fights broke out between alt-right and antifa protesters at Auburn University on Tuesday after a court ruled Richard Spencer must be allowed to speak at the campus in the interest of free speech.
Campus administrators had tried to prevent the alt-right speaker from holding an event due to “safety concerns,” but Spencer swiftly appealed their decision and U.S. District Court Judge Keith Watkins ruled that “discrimination on the basis of message content cannot be tolerated under the First Amendment.”
Here’s video of the brawl:
Outside, counter-protesters, organized in large part by a group of anti-fascist activists from Atlanta, attempted to disrupt the appearance. The counter protesters clashed immediately with campus police who demanded the group remove bandanas and masks.
“You want to go to jail for loitering or do you want to take your mask off,” one police officer said, grabbing a masked female counter-protester.
Tensions on campus were high. Afternoon classes were cancelled; many buildings were locked down. Police were everywhere. Three counter-protesters were arrested for disorderly conduct, according to a university police spokesman.
Following the speech, a small group of Spencer’s alt-right supporters left the campus hall and fled on foot as hundreds of students chased them off campus at a full sprint.
That’s what’s called a violent mob.
You can watch Richard Spencer’s full speech below:
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:31 am