Texas A&M cancels white nationalist rally set for 9/11
(CNN) of Texas A & M canceled a nationalist national demonstration in September, citing security concerns.
White nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremist groups had planned to hold a rally in the “white” lives of Texas A & M September 11.
The school canceled the demonstration Monday night “because of concerns about the safety of its students, their teachers, staff and the public.”
Richard Spencer, the white supremacist who helped to find the so-called alt-right movement, had to decide on the event, according to the newspaper battalion of Texas A & M University students
The Battalion reported that Texas event organizer Preston Wiginton, inspired by the “Unite the Right” meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia. The event attracted a large number of contributory contraindications and rebelled.
One woman was killed and dozens injured when police said a man with good views of the neo-Nazis deliberately drove his car into a crowd.
Spencer headed to Texas A & M University in December, prompting outrage and protests on campus. The school eventually changed its campus teaching policy because of the controversy over its appearance.
. The new rules require outside groups or individuals to have a sponsorship from a college-sanctioned group to reserve campus facilities.
The university cited the policy change from the cancellation of the next event.
“None of the campus organizers 1,200 invited Preston Wiginton nor accepted sponsor events in December 2016 or on September 11 this year,” said the school in a statement.
Wiginton had planned to hold an event at the Helm Plaza – an outdoor area in the middle of the campus.
“Linking the Charlottesville tragedy event with Texas A & M University creates a major security risk on our campus,” the statement said.
During his appearance in December Spencer delivered his message of white supremacy for about two hours in a room of 400 people, the vast majority were in protest.
“At the end of the day, the United States belongs to white men,” he said at that time.
Blocking the view
The students had “planned a number of different events [Counter],” Josh McCormack, editor of the battalion, told CNN. “The most popular events seem to be a recreation of the” brown wall “.
The brown wall is essentially a human chain, McCormack said. In July 2012, members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church came to the area to protest the funeral of a soldier at a local church. When they appeared, they were greeted by hundreds of students who have joined forces to block their vision.