Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Florida governor declares state of emergency in advance of Richard Spencer event"

Richard Spencer at the Conservative Political Action Conference at Maryland’s National Harbor in February. He was expelled from the event. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)  

?WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida.

"Scott (R) warned in an executive order that a 'threat of a potential emergency is imminent' in Alachua County, where the public university is located.

"The order was intended to help with law enforcement agencies’ response to rallies planned for Thursday, the governor said in a news release. University of Florida officials said Monday afternoon that the order was not made in response to any specific heightened threat.

"Spencer led hundreds of torch-bearing white supremacists, white nationalists and others on a march chanting, 'You will not replace us' and 'Jews will not replace us' at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in August. The group fought briefly with counterprotesters, and violence worsened the following day when a man drove a car into a crowd of people protesting a planned 'Unite the Right' rally, killing a woman and injuring others.

"A state of emergency was declared in Virginia after that violence"

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/10/16/florida-governor-declares-state-of-emergency-in-advance-of-richard-spencer-event/?utm_term=.6f1f6430be3b.

So now anyone with a radicalizing view can shut down portions of state government just by threatening to speak?

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