After discovering that Richard Spencer and his National Policy Institute were hosting an event at their farm venue over the weekend, the owners of Rocklands Farm in Poolesville, Maryland kicked the white nationalists out in the middle of their booking.
According to the Washington Post, the owners were unaware that Spencer and NPI were at their farm because they booked through a third party, and once they found out who they were hosting, they were not pleased.
“We didn’t lie, we didn’t deceive, and we certainly did not break any rules while we were there,” Spencer told the Post. “We had sharp words and were obviously disappointed, but there was no confrontation of any kind.”
After kicking NPI out and refunding their money, Rocklands released a statement on their website about the event.
“Throughout our history of hosting private events, we have never had to ask a group to leave,” their statement read. “However, yesterday, November 19, we discovered that a private event held here was, in reality, a gathering of an organization that is strongly in opposition to our values.”
“Rocklands Farm absolutely does not support or have any affiliation with the National Policy Institute or similar groups,” it continued.
This is far from the first time Spencer has been kicked out of a venue. Two days after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, Spencer tried unsuccessfully to hold press conference at multiple D.C. hotels before being forced to hold it in his apartment and work space in Alexandria, Virginia.