White nationalist Richard Spencer's speaking engagement at the University of Florida appears to be fizzling as only a couple dozen supporters were met by thousands of protesters chanting, "Not in our town. Not in our state. We don't want your Nazi hate."
Protesters likely to exceed supporters of white nationalist Richard Spencer today in Gainesville. More here:… https://t.co/UojeKGJJZV— NBC 6 South Florida (@NBC 6 South Florida)1508433733.0
Meanwhile, inside the venue, only a handful of supporters were on hand.
As the speech time came closer, more people trickled in and Depeche Mode was playing over the Phillips Center sound system, in spite of the fact that the band has taken pains to urgently distance itself from Spencer and the "alt-right."
Earlier this year, Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan called Spencer "a c*nt."
Others called Spencer a "discount store Nazi."
@WeSupport45 #SpencerAtUF #AltRight #NeoNazis #NoNazisAtUF "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what… https://t.co/1kOo4nutmX— Open Source Intel (@Open Source Intel)1508435793.0
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