'No Nazis at UF' protest ahead of speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) —
A group calling themselves "No Nazis at UF" marched to the University of Florida administration building Monday to protest the upcoming speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer.
Spencer, leader of the National Policy Institute, rented the Phillips Center to speak Thursday after University President Kent Fuchs said the school was required by law to do so. Fuchs called the group's message hateful and racist and has urged "everyone to stay away" from the event.
The "No Nazis at UF" group, which was comprised of about 60 students and others, made it to the steps of the administration building but were not allowed inside. They stood on the steps chanting, "Lock out Nazis, not students."
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